Founded in 1787, Castleton University is a public liberal arts institution located in the rural town of Castleton, Vermont. It is the first institution of higher learning established in the state and home to the Jeffords Science Center, which is funded by both the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. The school is committed to sustainability and houses two micro-wind turbines, electrical vehicle charging stations, and two Gold certified LEED buildings. Popular majors include business, nursing, and health preparatory studies.
Castleton State College boasts about being a small college with a big heart, and I completely agree with this descriptor. Within the first month of attending, I could almost recognize every person on campus - staff or students - and each of them was a kind individual. It's easy to obtain help from professors or the academic support center when it is needed, and there's always fun activities to participate in.
This small college is made up of mostly students from Vermont and neighboring states. However, it does have many foreign students and offers a place for everyone. This college is great for someone looking for a small town, friendly, and close-knit college experience.