Carleton

Carleton College

1 North College Street, Northfield, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    21
  • Previously Enrolled
    170

Overview of Carleton College (Carleton)

About this school

Carleton College, founded in 1865, is a private, liberal arts college. Its focus on students and learning is manifest in the extraordinary opportunities for student-faculty research all across the curriculum, summer fellowships provided by the college for student research, the many hours faculty spends with students outside of class and a highly participative governance system. There's not a typical student at Carleton, though most share a few things in common: a desire to learn and grow, humor and developing the ability to understand and listen, so that diversity is valued in every way instead of just tolerated. Its 950-acre campus, including a 450-acre arboretum, is located 35 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Campus architecture includes buildings constructed during the first two decades of the 20th century.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,078
    • Men:1,008 Men (48.5%)
    • Women:1,070 Women (51.5%)

Location

Admission Information (Carleton)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Carleton College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One North College Street
City, State, Zip
Northfield, MN 55057-4001
Phone
(507) 222-4190
Fax
(507) 646-4526
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application Supplement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
21% of 6,499 applicants were admitted
Women
20% of 3,561 applicants were admitted
Men
22% of 2,938 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
532 (39%) of 1,378 admitted students enrolled
Women
278 (38%) of 723 admitted students enrolled
Men
254 (39%) of 655 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
680-770 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
69%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
6%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
70%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
3%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
81%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Carleton)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,782 (76.71%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,632 (19.81%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,646 (2.39%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $750 (1.09%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Carleton College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002340
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
401 (76.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
271 (67.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
271 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
271 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,776
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 271 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,917
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 267 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,511
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 28 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
28 (5.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,873

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,758 (86.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,121 (63.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,121 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,121 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,110
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,121 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,675
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,093 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,056
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 127 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
102 (5.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,562

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
44%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,035
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,596

Academics & Instruction (Carleton)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


212

Part-Time Faculty


49

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


80%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,254,727
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Carleton College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


88.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


93.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


94.2%

Programs & Majors (Carleton)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Physical sciences, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life (Carleton)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    20,581

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Minneapolis-St. Paul

    Campus Size


    955 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    2.8 average low in January, 78.8 average high in September
    Rain
    116 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    15 mile(s) from campus in Faribault
    Nearest Train Station
    25 mile(s) from campus in Red Wing

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    100% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    4%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Knight
    School Colors
    Navy and maize

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Carleton College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, canoe (carleton association of nature and outdoor enthusiasts), farm club, ebony ii, whims (women in math and science), amnesty international

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    2,055

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    2,078
    Women
    1,070
    Men
    1,008

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 8.6% Asian
    • 5.3% Black/African-American
    • 9.0% Hispanic/Latino
    • 6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 68.2% White
    • 2.0% Unknown

    International Students


    10.0% from 42 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources (Carleton)