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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  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 U is an above-average private, Christian university located in Waukesha, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,737 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Carroll U acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 66% of students, Carroll U alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
100 N East Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186

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
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,492/ 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
$18,551/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,737Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
245
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Focused but able to enjoy themselves
    54%
  • Depends on major
    24%
  • Focused
    15%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Wanting to have fun, not study
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.76 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Small, Almost Everyone Knows Everyone
    51%
  • Not too big, not too small
    23%
  • Small, but big enough not to know everyone
    23%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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 in Waukesha, Wisconsin is an excellent school for students serious about obtaining a quality education. The professors are superb and the small class sizes assure attention is paid to each student. The campus is beautiful and full of history. I would not trade the education for anything. The location is great: a one mile walk to downtown Waukesha and a close drive to Milwaukee and Chicago. I would definitely recommend that you check out Carroll University!
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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.
Overall Carroll University is a good college to attend. They make you feel like they want you to succeed by having many options for getting help, such as writing and math centers, tutors, and SI groups. The professors can either be a hit or miss, but many of them have a reasonable amount of office hours in case you need help or just want to talk. Also, Carroll makes it easy for you to get on the right path for you to graduate on time and find the career you want. They do this by assigning you an academic advisor in which you meet with every semester before registration to make sure you are taking the right classes. They also provide a career information section for you to seek help with resume writing, interviewing, or just learning basic information about the career you are interested in.