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Carleton College
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  • 4 Year
  • NORTHFIELD, MN

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

ONE NORTH COLLEGE ST
NORTHFIELD, MN 55057
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Carleton College

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.

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Carleton College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
18%
SAT Range
1370-1550
ACT Range
31-35
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$31,718 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$45,715 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 49 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 64 responses
32%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 63 responses

Majors

Trimesters Abroad

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Thanks to the Carleton trimester schedule, students have more flexibility with study abroad. They can choose a traditional semester or year-abroad program, or opt to take a ten-week Carleton-led program, such as Psychology in Prague or Spanish in Madrid. They can travel Europe with Architectural Studies or explore Geology in New Zealand. The possibilities are endless with a Carleton education!

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,032 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
12
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Quirky, Ambitious and Down to Earth
    41%
  • Quirky
    32%
  • Down to earth
    7%
  • Smart
    7%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%
  • Competitive
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 44 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Quirky
    28%
  • Fantastic
    18%
  • Fast-paced
    15%
  • Authentic
    8%
  • Excellent
    8%
  • Genuine
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 30 responses

Carleton College Reviews

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