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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.

Website: www.carleton.edu

Private
Co-ed
2,097
Undergraduate
Students
(50.5%) 1,058 Women
(49.5%) 1,039 Men
0
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
20% of 7,092 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
730 average
680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
710 average
670-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$74,275
Tuition and Fees
$57,111
Room and Board
$14,658
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$52,349
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$19,405
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
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
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Campus Life

Northfield Population
20,581
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Knight
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
97.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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