Castleton the 18th oldest institution of higher education in the United States emphasizes undergraduate liberal arts and professional education while also offering selected graduate programs. The University is dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of students through excellence in teaching close student-faculty interaction numerous opportunities for outside-the-classroom learning and an active and supportive campus community. Castleton strives to learn use and teach sustainable practices. The University prepares its graduates for meaningful careers; further academic pursuits; and engaged environmentally responsible citizenship. As a member of the Vermont State Colleges Castleton is committed to supporting and improving the region’s communities schools organizations businesses and environment.