About the College
Castleton State College
- Founded in 1787, Castleton is Vermont's first institution of higher learning and the 18th oldest in the country
- Public-supported with a personal, private-college appeal
- Emphasizes undergraduate liberal arts and professional education
- 2,000 students from 28 states, 5 Canadian Provinces and 5 countries call Castleton home
- 165 acre campus located just 14 miles west of Rutland, one of Vermont's largest cities
- Ski resorts such as Killington, Pico, Okemo, and Stratton are all within an hour's drive of campus
- Located in the lakes region of Vermont, outdoor enthusiasts will thrive. Nearby state parks, hiking trails, mountain biking and rock climbing provides great experiences right outside your back door.
- Reasonable travel distance from Burlington, NYC, Boston and Montreal for those students who crave the glow of the city lights
- Mentor an elementary school student, participate in our Green Campus Initiative, try your hand at politics by joining the Student Government Association, host your own radio show, volunteer, study abroad, be an athlete, start your own club, test your skills at acting, or join the marching band. Students have the unique ability to become involved in not just one of the activities above, but all. Castleton has an environment that encourages students to become leaders and an active contributor to the Castleton community.
- Compassionate, teaching-oriented faculty members who care about their students. In addition to teaching they are active within their fields, conducting research, consulting, working in the community, or creating works of art or literature.
- Innovative programs for first-year students, including the First-Year Seminar and Soundings, a series that offers the best in music, drama, and dance
- Commitment to the American Democracy Project, a national effort to strengthen civic and political engagement through service learning and volunteerism