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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
2,078
Undergraduate
Students
(51.5%) 1,070 Women
(48.5%) 1,008 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
21% of 6,499 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
680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
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
$49,191
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,020
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
212
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
100% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Knight
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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