Carroll, founded in 1909, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 63-acre campus is located in central Helena, on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains.

Website: www.carroll.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,352
Undergraduate
Students
(59.5%) 804 Women
(40.5%) 548 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,005 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,916
Tuition and Fees
$35,486
Room and Board
$9,980
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$26,459
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,640
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
91
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Helena Population
29,596
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Fighting Saints
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
0.7% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.0% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% 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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1601 North Benton Avenue
City, State, Zip
Helena, MT 59625-0002
Phone
(406) 447-4384
Fax
(406) 447-4533
E-mail
admission@carroll.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 3,005 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 1,831 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,174 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
326 (15%) of 2,148 admitted students enrolled
Women
196 (15%) of 1,309 admitted students enrolled
Men
130 (15%) of 839 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.60
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 62%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,916
Tuition and Fees
$35,486
Room and Board
$9,980
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$3,200
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002526
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
283 (83.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
238 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
238 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
65 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$26,459
Need-Based Gift
Received by 234 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,936
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 203 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,696
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 51 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
92 (27.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,750

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
997 (75.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
875 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
875 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
222 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$24,914
Need-Based Gift
Received by 862 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,725
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 760 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,426
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 171 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
414 (31.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,162

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,640
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
91
Part-Time Faculty
72
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
307,072
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Helena Population
29,596
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
61 acres

Weather

Temperature
9.6 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
96 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Helena
Nearest Train Station
180 mile(s) from campus in Havre

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
43%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Fighting Saints
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government, carroll outreach team, carroll adventure and mountaineering program, up 'til dawn, engineers without borders
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,352
Women
804 (59.5%)
Men
548 (40.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,287
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
0.7% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.0% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 14 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
62.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 2%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 3%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 2%
Other 6%

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