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Carleton College

One North College Street, Northfield, MN

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Carleton College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Northfield, Minnesota, which is a predominantly rural area. Carleton College has an annual student enrollment of nearly 2,000.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature
  • History

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1980 to 2260 for the SAT exam and within the range of 29 to 33 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to this school. This school admits approximately 30 percent of students applying yearly. Of those applicants accepted, around 34 percent attended the school. More information on admissions can be found at apps.carleton.edu.

The cost of tuition is around $47,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is around $6,500 per year. Students enrolled at Carleton College may be eligible for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Carleton College Knights participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Students who would like to get more about this school may take a look at their website at http://www.carleton.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Carleton College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Carleton College has a total student population of about 2,000. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 24% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $49,000-$59,000 for both state residents and nonresidents

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships59%$30,897
Receiving Student Loans43%$4,794
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Carleton College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 92%, Carleton College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years90%
Graduating in 5 Years2%
Graduating in 6 Years0.6%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Carleton College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Midwest Conference)
  • Basketball (Midwest Conference)
  • Track and Field (Midwest Conference)
  • Football (Midwest Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Carleton College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Carleton College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    20.65%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    77%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    9:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $29,536