2,078
Students
Financial aid thermometer
48,110
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
21
21%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Carleton College is a 4-year institution located in Northfield, MN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address One North College Street
Northfield, MN  55057-4001
United States
Contact Phone: 507-646-4000

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Romance Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,499
Applied
1,378
Accepted
2,078
Enrolled
21%
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Female Admissions

3,561
Females Applied
723
Females Accepted
20%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,938
Males Applied
655
Males Accepted
22%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Common Application Supplement

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 31st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 31st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 680 760
SAT Math 680 770
ACT Composite 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,438
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Fees

321
Full-time student fees
14,085
Room & board
7,398
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

48,110
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,776
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
44,258
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,192
Avg. Loan Aid
4,562
Avg. Grant Aid
40,675
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,078
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
85%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.06%
Black or African American 4.79%
White or Caucasian 61.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.05%
Asian 7.71%
Two or more races 6.18%
Other 1.78%

Gender

Male (48.51%)
Female (51.49%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 100%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Halloween Concert and Masquerade Ball, Spring Concert and Mid-Winter Ball

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
CANOE (Carleton Association of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts), Farm Club, Ebony II, WHIMS (Women in Math and Science) and Amnesty International

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Emergency Notification Service (cell phone text and email alerts)

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

261
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 212
Part-time - 49
Male - 136
Female - 125