Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Carroll University Rankings
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Carroll U Admissions
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science118 Graduates
Elementary Education26 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration25 Graduates
Healthcare Management24 Graduates
Graphic Communications22 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Carroll University Reviews
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!
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.