Tuition & Fees

$54,759

$54,759

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
69%
600-699
25%
500-599
6%
700-800
51%
600-699
37%
500-599
12%
30-36
81%
24-29
16%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,378
Declined + 5,121
Total Received 6,499
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Private (nonprofit)

2,046

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Biology
  3. Economics
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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 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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,046
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Northfield, MN

955-acre campus in Northfield (population: 20,445), 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.

Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
86%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
69%
600-699
25%
500-599
6%
700-800
51%
600-699
37%
500-599
12%
30-36
81%
24-29
16%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
(waived if filed online using Common Application or Coalition application)
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

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,378
Declined + 5,121
Total Received 6,499

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$48,110

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,438
Room $7,398
Board $6,687
Additional fees $321
Books & supplies $853
Total $69,697
Average Financial Aid - $48,110
Total with Avg. Aid $21,587

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,299,268
State $441,446
Institutional $40,009,827
Other external $1,765,147
Total $43,515,688

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $373,909
Other external $965,271
Total $1,339,180
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Business/Farm Supplement
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Rodney M. Oto
Director of Student Financial Services
roto@carleton.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Gerald Young (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Heidi Jaynes (women's)
Associate Professor Of Physical Education, Athletics And Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Knights
School colors
maize and blue

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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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

2,046

total students

15%

in-state

85%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,046
students

Female
51%
1,050

Male
49%
996

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,023
students

Female
52%
1,035

Male
48%
988

2%

23
students

Female
66%
15

Male
34%
8

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

10%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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

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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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Brisa Zubia
Interim Director, Intercultural and International Life
507 222-7488
bzubia@carleton.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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