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  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 2,690 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Carroll U acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 67% of students, Carroll U alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
100 N East Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Carroll University Rankings

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Carroll U Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,866/ 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
$20,237/ 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
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,690Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
211
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Focused but able to enjoy themselves
    55%
  • Depends on major
    24%
  • Focused
    14%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Wanting to have fun, not study
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Small, Almost Everyone Knows Everyone
    50%
  • Small, but big enough not to know everyone
    24%
  • Not too big, not too small
    22%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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The Walter Young Center provides excellent support, and accommodations for students with learning disabilities to set them up for success. The teachers are very passionate about the topics they are teaching, and they take the time to make sure the students are understanding the material, yet at the same time they are challenging the students to think bigger, and use critical thinking that is essential in the workforce. The classes are smaller which allows for more one on one with the teachers, this also lets us get to know the teacher and our classmates. I'm so glad I chose Carroll University!
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I would only recommend this school to nurse or pre PT/OT students. I am currently a freshman here going for marketing and I will be transferring after this year. The business program is definitely a second thought to the university and there is nothing impressive about the program. I have not had great luck with teachers here for a variety of reasons, and have heard similar stories from my classmates and friends here. The location of Waukesha is obviously not great. Nothing to do in the area unless you want to drive to Milwaukee which never ends up happening. The only modern buildings are for health science majors. They do offer good scholarships that bring it down to around $20,000 a year for everyone. The campus is small and a lot of people go home on weekends. I didn't plan on leaving every weekend originally but quickly realized there was no reason to stay. I am looking forward to transfering next year!
I have yet to attend Carroll however the support I'm recieving has been mostly pleasing with minor hiccups. The phone calls I've had while trying to visit th he campus have been informative. Likewise, I felt very supported and hopeful when I was accepted and recieved a significant scholarship! My only concerns regarded a program mishap where my application was lost. However after contacting Carroll they were very speedy in retrieving it and getting me a response within a matter of 2 days! My other concern lies with some misinformation when attempting to get dates for visiting the campus. This was rather frustrating but was resolved once I recieved the proper information. Overall, great support and service and I look forward to attending.