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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Carthage College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc
Address
2001 Alford Park Dr
Kenosha, WI 53140
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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
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$27,564/ 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
    $24,121/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,704/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,913/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,524/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,083/ year
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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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,644Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Fairly Focused
    37%
  • Focused, with a variety of extracurriculars
    34%
  • Hard working
    21%
  • Spoiled/Sheltered in highschool
    5%
  • Lazy and Arrogant
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Small but open in its engagement with communities
    28%
  • Small
    25%
  • Close-knit
    22%
  • Camp Carthage
    19%
  • A nice experience
    3%
  • We pay for what we aren't getting.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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I love the professors and small school environment! It’s very easy to find time with professors to help you with a class outside of class. Many professors offer office hours when you can stop by and ask for help on anything. In my 3 years there I’ve never had a problem with getting help from a professor. On top of that the student body is really nice. Almost everyone I run into is really freindly and it’s very easy to make new friends! The one complaint I have is the food, it’s not necessarily the healthiest or best priced. But other than that I love the school!
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Carthage's location, just an hour away from both Chicago and Milwaukee and on Lake Michigan, offers a beautiful and practical setting. However, it is not a college town by any means and the party scene is lame.

The campus is not very diverse, though there is a growing population of minority and international students. I've never been to a sporting event, but we're a D-3 school.

Carthage has a host of capable, friendly, helpful, and inspiring faculty members. The college boasts about small class sizes (and they have every right to) because students build intimate partnerships with their peers and professors.

The food is iffy at best. And the security team is often hiring new employees, which means almost no one ever knows what they're doing, which is a bit of a hazard when it comes to safety. But the campus itself is quiet, small, and well-lit. All in all, Carthage offers a good education, but it is a bit overpriced. (At least they offer a decent amount of financial aid)!
What I really liked about Carthage was the small class sizes, which allowed you to develop a personal relationship with professors. All of the Carthage professors are genuinely invested in the success of their students both in the classroom and in life. Furthermore, the campus is beautiful year round as it sits directly on the shores of Lake Michigan. Carthage is a close knit campus and its small size allows the fostering of friendships that one wouldn't have come across or expected at a large university. I truly believe Carthage gave me a one of a kind experience and provided a phenomenal learning environment.