History

Founded in 1787, Castleton is the oldest college or university in Vermont and the 18th oldest in the country. With 2,100 students (1,900 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. 

Castleton has a rich athletic tradition and with 27 varsity programs has committed itself to providing its students with the very best in small college athletics. The school has experienced post-season success going all the way to the 1963 when the Castleton men’s soccer team finished the season as the N.A.I.A. National Co-Champions.

In more recent history, 12 different programs have won their conference championship and/or earned a berth in a NCAA Postseason Tournament since the fall of 2008. During the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons alone, 13 teams reached their respective NCAA National Tournament and 15 different programs had an athlete named Conference Player or Rookie of the Year. Throughout the 2014-15 school year, four teams won conference championships and nine finished first or second in their respective conference.