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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Carthage is an above-average private, Christian college located in Kenosha, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,596 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Carthage acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Marketing, and Psychology. Graduating 60% of students, Carthage alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
2001 Alford Park Dr
Kenosha, WI 53140

Carthage College 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
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1300
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,874/ 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
$26,379/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,596Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
145
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Focused, with a variety of extracurriculars
    36%
  • Fairly Focused
    34%
  • Hard working
    20%
  • Spoiled/Sheltered in highschool
    5%
  • Lazy and Arrogant
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
53%
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 42 responses
Report
  • Small but open in its engagement with communities
    26%
  • Close-knit
    24%
  • Small
    24%
  • Camp Carthage
    17%
  • A nice experience
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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It's a small campus with a lot of great and supportive people. The professor to student ratio is small enough that professors have the means to get to know you and the classroom, and cater to specific students needs. Very unique area and community. It can feel a bit isolated from the rest of society at times- but a quick drive downtown will show you what Kenosha has to offer!
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Carthage has a severe problem with its student body. I cannot in good conscious recommend this college to anyone attending college primarily for an education, which a significant part of comes from one's interaction with their peers, so it is essential to make sure the student body (in addition to the courses) challenges and inspires you.
The friendly, accessible, and highly qualified faculty are forced by economic necessity to dumb down classes so enough students can pass to sustain the college's finances (based on off-the-record conversations with over a dozen faculty members from a number of departments). A number of the classes are complete jokes, total blowoff classes (most likely to increase GPAs). Some, usually the smaller niche ones, can be great.
The campus is isolated from the local community. The campus's walkability with Kenosha is properly poor. If you plan on frequenting the downtown, get a bike or skateboard.
My review might be different than the average college student since I am also a parent of a current college student. I love attending Carthage! They have an amazing campus, good food options for people who have to eat there, and the staff is outstanding! I have had some excellent teachers.