Castleton University

Castleton University has been dedicated to educating future leaders of Vermont and beyond since 1787. Today, Castleton sits on a foundation of more than 230 years of providing cutting-edge education through a highly personalized approach. 

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Humanities (5)
Business & Management (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Law (1)



Although Castleton University has much evolved since its inception in 1787, pieces of its history can be spotted throughout campus. The newest addition to the ever-growing Castleton archived collection is an authentic Civil War sword, recently donated to the university by William Leavenworth, a descendant of Abel Leavenworth, a prominent figure in Castleton history.


  • Over 75 programs of study
  • Currently offers 8 graduate programs


Castleton students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful and impactful research with faculty from many different programs. This can occur through an independent study, a honor’s thesis, a capstone project, or in the context of a class. Whether students are studying BPA degradation in surface water, exploring voting patterns in Vermont, or creating documentaries, students working closely with their faculty mentors benefit a great deal from this type of experiential learning. 


The Office of Career Services assists students with all aspects of career planning including choosing a major/career, self-assessment, exploring career-related interests, developing effective internship and job searching strategies, applying to graduate school or changing careers.

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Student services

  • Castleton’s International Student Office supports international students from matriculation to graduation.
  • As the Student Government Association of Castleton University, we value being dedicated and knowledgeable representatives that serve the student body and surrounding community at large. 

Housing services

Full-time, matriculated students are eligible to live on our 165-acre campus, located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. We require all traditional-age students to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years.

Library services

  • Castleton's Calvin Coolidge Library's collection contains items in a variety of formats, including over 170,000 physical volumes, approximately 200 print subscriptions, and online access to the full text of over 40,000 journals, magazines and newspapers.
  • 208,454 volumes in the Castleton library and over 40,000 electronic journals 

ICT services

  • Each residence hall has at least one television in a public area. Castleton students can stream internet-based television services such as Hulu.
  • Every residence hall is equipped with a data port for each resident, which provides high-speed Internet access. All residence halls also have wireless internet.  

Medical services

The Wellness Center provides information and resources to support students’ growth and their development of a healthy, vibrant, and purposeful life.

Registered Nurses provide:

  • First Aid and Triage services
  • Referrals to local medical practices and dentists
  • Health and Wellness Information
  • Consultation to the campus community. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Castleton University has the largest residential campus in the Vermont State Colleges System
  • Castleton’s 165-acre campus is nestled in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, providing panoramic views and unparalleled opportunities to get outside and explore throughout the seasons.
  • 21 buildings on campus
  • 11 residence halls
  • Laundry Facilities
  • On-campus living offers the convenience of quick and easy access to the rest of campus with the dining hall, gym, athletic fields, and campus center right outside your door. You can also enjoy a short walk to local restaurants, cafes, stores, and other attractions.

Sports facilities

  • Spartan Athletic Complex
  • Glenbrook Gym
  • Spartan Arena
  • Dave Wolk Stadium
  • Spartan Baseball Field
  • Spartan Softball Field
  • Castleton Tennis Courts

Student clubs

  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
  • Business Club
  • Castleton Financial Club
  • Castleton Internet Radio (Formerly WIUV)
  • Castleton Planeswalkers Club
  • Castleton Trivia League
  • Chinese Club
  • Community Relations Club
  • Computer Info. Systems Club
  • Contemporary Literature Club
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Democratic Leadership
  • Equestrian Team
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Friends of TRIO
  • Food Reviews Club
  • Greenhouse and Gardens Club
  • Habitat Club
  • HEAL Kenya
  • History Club
  • Humane Society Club
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Libertarian Club
  • Math Club
  • Multicultural Club
  • Myofascial Release Club
  • National Association for Music Educators (NAfME)
  • Outing Club


Castleton University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Rutland, Vermont, United States


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