Carthage is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1847 in Hillsboro, Ill., it moved to its present location in 1962. Its 90-acre campus is located beside Lake Michigan, 30 miles from Milwaukee and 60 miles from Chicago.

Website: www.carthage.edu

Private
Co-ed
2,776
Undergraduate
Students
(55.9%) 1,552 Women
(44.1%) 1,224 Men
109
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 8,109 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560 average
490-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$105,900
Tuition and Fees
$90,200
Room and Board
$11,600
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$38,981
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$54,496
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
178
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Kenosha Population
99,889
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago, Milwaukee
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Redmen; Lady Reds
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
13.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.1% White
5.2% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.6%
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   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2001 Alford Park Drive
City, State, Zip
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone
(262) 551-8500
Fax
(262) 551-5762
E-mail
admissions@carthage.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
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
 
Early Action Deadline
 
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
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) recommended for some freshmen
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
68% of 8,109 applicants were admitted
Women
158% of 2,133 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 3,127 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
786 (14%) of 5,500 admitted students enrolled
Women
450 (13%) of 3,367 admitted students enrolled
Men
377 (18%) of 2,133 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
3.30
3.75 and Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
560 average
490-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 81%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$105,900
Tuition and Fees
$90,200
Room and Board
$11,600
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,900
Payment Plans
 

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 February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003839
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
670 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
670 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
670 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
297 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$38,981
Need-Based Gift
Received by 669 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,727
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 567 (82.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,561
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 670 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
85 (21.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,565

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,165 (87.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,165 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,163 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
960 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$39,017
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,162 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,872
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,908 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,093
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,245 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
496 (23.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,268

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$54,496
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
2,100
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
227
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Junior Miss, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
177
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Twins, Veterans
Number of Awards
992
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,882
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
178
Part-Time Faculty
160
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
33%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 37% 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
992,505
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
130
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
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


Kenosha Population
99,889
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago, Milwaukee
Campus Size
72 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.6 average low in January, 74.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Kenosha
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Kenosha

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
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
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Redmen; Lady Reds
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Water Polo x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo    
Women's Club Sports
bowling, ice hockey
Men's Club Sports
bowling, ice hockey

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, tau sigma chi, alpha phi omega, intervarsity christian fellowship, alpha lambda delta, beta beta beta
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,776
Women
1,552 (55.9%)
Men
1,224 (44.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,649
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
13.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.1% White
5.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.1% from 17 countries
Average Age
All Graduate Students
109

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

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 1%
Law 1%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 8%
Medicine 3%

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