We approach learning with enthusiasm, energy, and a distinctly Carleton brand of playfulness. This is a collaborative place where students and professors work together to make sense of the messiness of life. With over 30 majors to choose from, you can explore your interests – and develop new ones.
Located in Northfield, Minnesota, we're just 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Often cited for its charm and livability, Northfield consistently ranks among the best college towns.
Carleton College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
- of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses