Castleton State College: Narrative Description
CASTLETON STATE COLLEGE K-3
Castleton, VT 05735
Web Site: http://www.castleton.edu/
State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Vermont State Colleges System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1787. Setting: 160-acre rural campus. Endowment: $4.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $17,206. Educational spending 2003-04: $5025 per student. Total enrollment: 1,971. Faculty: 180 (87 full-time, 93 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,519 applied, 83% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 1,601 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 195 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 35% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 16% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Green Mountain College, other Vermont state colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).
Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $34. One-time mandatory fee: $170. State resident tuition: $6312 full-time, $263 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,632 full-time, $568 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $172 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $6674. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: student radio station, community service, women's issues organization, rugby, snowboarding. Major annual events: Soundings, Spring Weekend, Fall Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 800 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Calvin Coolidge Library with 166,011 books, 545,361 microform titles, 739 serials, 3,420 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $771,318. 225 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Adjacent to outstanding ski and summer resorts, the area is rural and surrounded by Vermont's beautiful lakes and mountains.
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