Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$59,352

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
660
75th
770
25th
670
75th
35
25th
32
75th
34
25th
27
75th
34
25th
30
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,460
Declined 5,432
Total Received 6,892
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Private

2,150

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Carleton College, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,150
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

955-acre campus in Northfield (population: 20,634), 35 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Air serves Minneapolis-St. Paul (39 miles); 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN
55057

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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 pm 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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
71%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
660
75th
770
25th
670
75th
35
25th
32
75th
34
25th
27
75th
34
25th
30

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Other application fee (waived if filed online using Common Application or Coalition application)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Very Selective

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,460
Declined 5,432
Total Received 6,892

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

61%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$40,678

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,968
Housing $7,995
Food $7,152
Additional fees $384
Books & supplies $901
Total $75,400
Average Financial Aid - $40,678
Total with Avg. Aid $34,722

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,346,095
State $480,679
Institutional $43,455,186
Other external $1,768,050
Total $47,050,010

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $443,846
Other external $1,056,616
Total $1,500,462

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 995-2275
F: 507 222-4269
financialaid@carleton.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, Alpine skiing, badminton, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, rugby, sailing, table tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, Alpine skiing, badminton, competitive dance, cycling, equestrian sports, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, rugby, sailing, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, broomball, dodgeball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, sand volleyball, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Arabic Language and Literature. yes
Area Studies, Other. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Biology
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,150

total students

20%

in-state

80%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,150
students

Female
51%
1,103

Male
49%
1,047

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,114
students

Female
51%
1,081

Male
49%
1,033

2%

36
students

Female
61%
22

Male
39%
14

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 31

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

102

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

108

trimester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Mexico
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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