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
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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
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,752Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Focused but able to enjoy themselves
    58%
  • Depends on major
    21%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Wanting to have fun, not study
    3%

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.68 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Small, Almost Everyone Knows Everyone
    54%
  • Not too big, not too small
    28%
  • Small, but big enough not to know everyone
    18%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ 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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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!
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It has been a gratifying experience up until now with the campus being small it allows one reach their classes relatively easy and if one were to be lost the students would be willing to help you out. That being said class sizes are relatively small allowing for easier student to teacher interaction granted the teacher knows what s/he is doing. One thing I would like to say is that the food being served in the MDR could be better since its usually a hit or miss and that's probably one of the reasons I'm happy I'm a commuter. On the topic of being a commuter your first year will be tough on forming connections since you do not have the privilege of being on campus, so I would recommend joining a club/sport or going to the events they host for commuters to at least know people on campus. But I'm guessing that's not just a Carroll thing. Either way I do not regret the years I have put in so far at Carroll.
First Carroll has a beautiful campus and downtown Waukesha is picturesque and just the right size. The public library and dozens of restaurants anr a five minute walk and the campus is small enough that you can get from one end to the other in just ten minutes on foot. The food options are pretty decent with the main dinning room, ABP (a bread and sandwich shop open whenever campus is open) and the coffee shop in the library. I am in the choir program whitch unlike most colleges is open to all students, so I can be a Computer Science major and still be in the top choir. The program is growing rapidly and is too much fun to pass up. Also the small school community makes class sizes supper small and teachers really dedicated. The largest lecture hall holds 150 but the average class size is like 15-20. I love my professors and every single professor I have had knew me by name.