B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  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 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
72%
SAT Scores Range
980-1180
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Carthage College

Cost

Net Price
$27,385/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,699/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,685/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,444/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,049/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,599Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Fairly Focused
    38%
  • Focused, with a variety of extracurriculars
    32%
  • Hard working
    24%
  • Lazy and Arrogant
    3%
  • Spoiled/Sheltered in highschool
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Small
    25%
  • Small but open in its engagement with communities
    25%
  • Camp Carthage
    22%
  • Close-knit
    22%
  • A nice experience
    3%
  • We pay for what we aren't getting.
    3%

After Carthage College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Carthage College Reviews

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Carthage College is a beautiful, small campus with a heavy focus on expanding the Liberal Arts education experience. They provide a wide variety of courses for students to choose from with great professors and thousands of advancement opportunities. The school is improving quality on campus every year and is attempting to modernize, which is especially impressive. However, it would be nice to see more diversity on campus, increased Asian and Hispanic populations would be nice. It would also be a great addition to have a Political and Social Science Center on campus so the non-natural science and language departments would have a place to call home for classes. Student activism and organizations on campus are plentiful and there are plenty of options for both Greek Life and other clubs, student life is really what this school prides itself in.
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I love Carthage! It is a small college that has big ties to the community. The teachers are fantastic and really are experts in their field. The students are very engaging and participate and help create many clubs and extracurricular. I will definitely choose Carthage again if I could do it over. However, the only thing that I will change is saving up and applying for more scholarships so I can afford the school.
I love Carthage College because it's such a small campus that when you're on campus, you feel like you matter, and it feels like you're apart of a community. Everyone there that I've talked to is genuinely nice, helpful, and extremely intelligent. Their music program is really strong. They have many professors that have played all around the world and who come from different countries. Also, 91% of professors hold a PhD in the subject that they teach. They also have a lot of ways to get involved. They have over 120 clubs that you can join, and they encourage people to make new clubs. Also, the campus is very beautiful. It's right on Lake Michigan.