Tuition & Fees

$50,874

$50,874

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
38%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
60%
600-699
33%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
36%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
30-36
74%
24-29
24%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,388
Declined + 5,334
Total Received 6,722
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Private (nonprofit)

2,014

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Mathematics
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6081
ACT 2092

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Fun Facts

  • Roses are red, violets are blue, and Carleton College students send flowers to each other's campus mailboxes on Fridays in an adorable floral display of affection. (What? Not all poems need to rhyme!)
  • Carleton College students manage to skirt library regulations by holding a Silent Dance Party--using shared playlists, headphones, and synchronizing when they press play--at 11:00 p.m. one of the nights before finals, right there in the stacks.
  • Since 1957, Carleton College students have taken to displaying a plaster bust of German poet Friedrich Von Schiller randomly around campus. A game surrounds who can steal and place the statue, but the practice's general purpose and origins are still something of a mystery!

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School Facts

Carleton, founded in 1865, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 955-acre campus, including a 880-acre arboretum, is located in Northfield, MN, 35 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,014
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Northfield, MN

955-acre campus in Northfield (population: 20,581), 35 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Air serves Minneapolis-St. Paul; bus serves Faribault (15 miles); train serves Red Wing (25 miles). School operates transportation in Northfield and to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Public transportation serves campus.

Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
71%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
38%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
60%
600-699
33%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
36%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
30-36
74%
24-29
24%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,388
Declined + 5,334
Total Received 6,722

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Paul Thiboutot
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 222-2275
F: 507 222-4526
admissions@carleton.edu

Cost

Tuition $50,580
Room $6,864
Board $6,333
Additional fees $294
Books & supplies $822
Total $64,893
Average Financial Aid - $41,059
Total with Avg. Aid $23,834

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,059

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,175,316
State $450,393
Institutional $34,766,887
Other external $1,757,092
Total $38,149,688

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $417,349
Other external $862,991
Total $1,280,340

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Knights
School colors
maize and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/African Studies
American Studies
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Cinema/Media Studies
Classics
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
French/Francophone Studies
Geology
German
History
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Philosophy
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,014
students

Female
52%
1,043

Male
48%
971

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,995
students

Female
52%
1,027

Male
48%
968

undergraduatePart-time

1%

19
students

Female
85%
16

Male
15%
3

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

6%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 31

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

102

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

108

trimester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

39%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joy Kluttz
Director, Intercultural and International Life
507 222-4013
jkluttz@carleton.edu

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