Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$57,111

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

19%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,407
Declined 5,685
Total Received 7,092
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Private

2,097

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,097
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational

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
  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN
55057

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • CANOE (Carleton Association of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts)
  • Farm Club
  • Ebony II
  • WHIMS (Women in Math and Science)
  • Amnesty International

Top Events

  • Halloween Concert and Masquerade Ball
  • Spring Concert
  • Mid-Winter Ball

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Emergency Notification Service (cell phone text and email alerts)

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
79%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

19%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,407
Declined 5,685
Total Received 7,092

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

first generation
geographical residence
interview
state residency

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,128

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,778
Room & board $14,658
Additional fees $333
Books & supplies $866
Other fees $865
Total $73,500
Average Financial Aid - $6,128
Total with Avg. Aid $67,372

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
French Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

2,097

total students

16%

in-state

84%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,097
students

Female
50%
1,058

Male
50%
1,039

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,077
students

Female
51%
1,047

Male
49%
1,030

1%

20
students

Female
55%
11

Male
45%
9

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8

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 31

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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