This is Castleton
Founded in 1787, Castleton is the oldest college or university in Vermont and the 18th oldest in the country. With 2000 students (1800 full-time undergraduate), Castleton is small enough to be a community where individuals matter, yet large enough to offer a diverse and challenging curriculum with more than 30 academic programs. Forty student clubs and organizations, and 29 varsity sports help make Castleton a great place for living and learning. At Castleton there is an understanding of the need for both career preparation and a liberal arts education. With 89 full-time faculty members, 93% of which hold terminal degrees, Castleton boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 14-1. The campus features 22 buildings on 165 acres surrounded by scenic views of natural Vermont. The village of Castleton, in Vermont’s scenic Lakes Region, is 12 miles west of Rutland, the state’s second largest city. Beyond Rutland are the Green Mountains, home to the best skiing and snowboarding in New England.
We are Spartans
Castleton continues to be a perennial contender in the New England region and beyond. Over the past three years ten different Castleton teams have competed on the national stage, including six during the 2013-14 academic year. Men’s skiing took a program-best third overall at the USCSA National Championships, while the women finished a program-best fifth. Baseball reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years while field hockey made its second straight trip to the national tournament. Women’s lacrosse reached the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year and women’s basketball went all the way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, finishing the year ranked 23rd nationally.
Castleton teams achieved a 205-134-9 overall record, including a 129-36-7 mark in conference play during the 2013-14 year. Castleton athletes earned 69 spots on all-conference teams, 12 all-region awards, and five All-American mentions. Spartan athletes continue to excel in the classroom as well, posting a collective G.P.A. above a 3.0, earning 66 conference all-academic honors and six national all-academic awards. Over the past four seasons, Castleton has captured 21 conference championships, collected 341 all-conference honors and 213 conference all-academic awards.
Interested in becoming a Spartan?
If you are interested in competing for one of Castleton's 28 varsity programs, your first step should be to contact the respective head coach and fill out the sport-specific online recruiting questionnaire.
Applying To Castleton
Under Castleton's rolling admission policy, applications are processed throughout the year, and candidates are notified of the admission decision as soon as their folders are complete. Students are admitted in the fall and spring semesters.
Please visit the admissions office website for more detailed information about the admissions process or to find the contact information to speak with someone on the admissions staff.
All prospective student-athletes should read and be aware of Castleton's and the NCAA's requirements and rules regarding recruitment and eligibility. More information regarding compliance can be found here.