Carleton College

Northfield, MN

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Carleton College

Carleton College

Carleton College Student Essentials

Carleton College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Knights
Website: www.carleton.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $44,445
Out-of-State Tuition: $44,445
Retention Rate: 98%
Enrollment: 2,047
Year Established: 1866

About Carleton College

Carleton is a private liberal arts college with a strong reputation for academic excellence. Carleton College delivers the traditional liberal arts experience and then some, with committed faculty who encourage class discussion and individualized learning in small classes.

The college offers undergraduate academics leading to a BA. Over 35 majors are available, but you can design your own major with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

In addition to these majors, Carleton students with multiple interests can choose from more than 15 concentrations. While some are broad in scope, Carleton’s concentrations are typically in more specialized subjects, such as Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

About 90% of Carleton College students live on campus, resulting in vibrant residential life. Student life at Carleton provides a number of ways to get involved, from arts and athletics to community service and sustainability.

Carleton’s admissions committee looks for students who demonstrate individuality as well as academic excellence. Active participation in extracurricular activities is essential, as the college seeks students with passionate interests.

Need-based financial aid is abundant at Carleton College. Most financial aid packages include an institutional scholarship, a student loan and student employment. Make sure you file a FAFSA to determine your eligibility for need-based aid.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Carleton College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

There is no place in the world quite like Carleton. I have had the most incredible college experience so far and I’m a little scared to leave, but I hope others will discover what Carleton has to offer. The one reflection I hear over and over about coming to Carleton is: "I came for the academics and stayed for the people." Although Carleton’s academics are at the heart of its existence, more than anything, Carleton is about the friendly, open-minded, and engaging people that make up its vibrant community. Every day my point of view is challenged and respected by professors in the classroom, peers in the hallways, and alums talking to me from and about the outside world.


Carleton College Map & Location

Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057


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Getting Around Carleton College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Northfield, MN

Winter
Dec
27
10
Jan
23
4
Feb
29
8
Spring
Mar
40
20
Apr
57
33
May
69
45
Summer
Jun
78
56
Jul
82
60
Aug
80
57
Fall
Sep
72
48
Oct
59
35
Nov
42
23

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,047
Freshman Class 519
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,047

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 73%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 7%
African American 4%
Caucasian 73%
Asian 8%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 8%
Domestic 92%

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