B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Carroll University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc
Address
100 N East Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
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Carroll University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1158
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,210/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,562/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,445/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,531/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,637/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,508/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,734Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Focused but able to enjoy themselves
    56%
  • Depends on major
    21%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Wanting to have fun, not study
    3%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.69 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Small, Almost Everyone Knows Everyone
    53%
  • Not too big, not too small
    28%
  • Small, but big enough not to know everyone
    20%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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Carroll university is a smaller school, which is a turnoff for some people, but should really be seen as a perk! I used to think that saying a small school with close faculty contact used to be something that people would say almost as a consolation prize. But now, it is something that I would not trade for the world. Each of your professors are invested in your future and success, and are devoted to helping you learn what you need to learn, and provide you with the resources that you will need to succeed. Not to mention that man times they will be able to help you get connected professionally.
However, Carroll is very slow about getting renovations done, and often they need to be nagged before a building gets renovated or something gets fixed.
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Carroll is a small university but the professors and academics are top notch! The smaller class sizes allow for a more personalized learning experience with easy access to extra help if needed. Speaking of extra help, Carroll offers a variety of studying assistance such as peer led study groups and easy to access online library. The classes can be tough, but at least you'll know you're paying for a great education.
First, Carroll University has an outstanding campus! It has beautiful white stone buildings and a great main lawn where you can lay to relax, play football, soccer,etc. or even do your school work. Second, they have so many organizations to get involved in. From sororities and fraternities to political and diversity organizations, they have it all. Lastly, the professors want you to succeed and encourage you to do better and encourage you to come to their office hours if you need help. Because of the small class sizes, the professors know you and are willing to help you with anything you need. I would highly recommend Carroll University to anyone!