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Castleton University

For more than 225 years, Castleton has been helping students to realize their dreams through an educational approach that focuses on connecting with them as people inside and outside the classroom.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Humanities (5)
Education & Training (4)
Medicine & Health (4)
Business & Management (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Law (1)



Since Castleton first opened its doors in 1787, it has been dedicated to educating future leaders of Vermont and beyond.

Today, the University stands on a foundation of over 230 years, providing today's cutting-edge education through a highly personalized approach. 


At Castleton, you will be challenged intellectually by an academic program that expects the best of your effort and energy. You will also become part of a close university community where people care about each other. Castleton's students can make a difference at the University before they go out to make a difference in the world.


Castleton students have the opportunity to engage in collaborative research and creative endeavor 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. Each year, students can compete for small grants to support their projects. 


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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

Castleton’s International Student Office (ISO) is responsible for ensuring the delivery of support services to international students from matriculation to graduation.

Housing services

At Castleton, interactions that occur within residence halls are just as important as conversations that transpire within the classroom. Residence halls are communities where students are challenged to interact with others, learn respect and appreciation for difference, and become involved in community governance.

Library services

Calvin Coolidge Library provides resources and services to our community in support of research, teaching and learning, intellectual curiosity and enrichment. The 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. 

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

Nestled at the luscious base of the Green Mountains, the Castleton campus has a panoramic view of every season. Between watching the impending autumn claim the mountainside from residence hall balconies and conquering the spontaneous snowfalls in our snowboard park, students can enjoy Vermont’s natural beauty from every corner of campus. 

Sports facilities

The Spartan Athletic Complex recently received a 28,000 square foot addition, as well as complete renovation to the existing structure. In addition to housing Glenbrook Gymnasium, home of Castleton basketball, volleyball and wrestling, the complex also provides team rooms, classrooms, athletic training facilities, swimming pool and two fitness centers for all 28 varsity teams.

Student clubs

Castleton students organize and run over 40 clubs or club sports on campus. If you don't find a club that interests you, you can stop by the Student Government Association (SGA) Office to get one started. SGA Clubs can use the name of the University, reserve facilities according to established procedures, use vehicles in accordance with existing vehicle use policies, and apply for student activity fees through policies and procedures formulated by the SGA.

Rutland, Vermont, United States