|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
100% of students gave Carleton College 5 stars overall.
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.
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||2,047|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||2,047|
- Latino: 7%
- African American: 4%
- Caucasian: 73%
- Asian: 8%
- Unknown and Other: 8%
|Unknown and Other||8%|
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