Carleton College

Northfield, MN

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Carleton College Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due February 1
SAT II Scores Due February 1
College Will Notify April 15

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 2,643 3,213 5,856
Accepted 722 774 1,496
Acceptance Rate 27% 24% 25%
Enrolled 248 280 528

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

SAT Scores

(63% of Students Admitted to Carleton College Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 670 to 760
  • Math 670 to 760
  • Writing 660 to 750
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 760 760 750
Bottom 25th Percentile 670 670 660

Carleton College Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($30)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4
Foreign Language 3
Math 3
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Lab 1
Electives 1 1

Carleton College Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 2,047 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 11 (0%)

Carleton College Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($30)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 36)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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