Carleton College in Northfield

Northfield, MN

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Carleton College offers 171-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 23%. The most popular test is SAT - 57% of students submitted it in comparison to 59% of students who submitted ACT. 47.1% are women, and 52.9% are men. 10% percents of international students. Carleton College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Carleton College is 28078$, that is above national average. 93% of full-time Carleton College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $49,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Carleton College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$28,078
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Carleton College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,760
$30,001 - $48,000$11,195
$48,001 - $75,000$16,072
$75,001 - $110,000$22,941
$110,001+$39,963

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6663

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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25%

Types of financial aids

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1335 of Carleton College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Carleton College number 15 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Carleton College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$49,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

7%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Carleton College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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93%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Carleton College graduation rate is above the national average.

93% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Carleton College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

14 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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23%

In comparison to National Average

Carleton College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 48%.

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23%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Carleton College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 48%.

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23%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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36%

Total

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36%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

96%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Carleton College full-time retention rate is 96% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Carleton College students submitting SAT scores

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57%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1980 - 2270

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 660 - 750
Math: 660 - 770
Writing: 660 - 750

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Carleton College students submitting ACT scores

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59%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
29 - 33

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Carleton College is 9:1, that means that for every 9 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

9:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

202
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10%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Carleton College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Carleton College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Carleton College

The campus located by One North College Street address in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Carleton College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Carleton College with 1.22% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Carleton College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Carleton College offers 171 programs in total: 171 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Carleton College is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.

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Carleton College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2005 students with 60170 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Carleton College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

So I went to college here and I enjoyed my time academically. but since I left a few months ago, I am not sure it was worth the mental pain of going there. Most of administration do not care for students of color, and most non POC were rude and talking for POC. When students complain about something that is harming their environment, they are hated and ostracized both by administration and other students. And the students trying to defend themselves tend to not get their voices heard.Really think about the mental state you are in right now. It is a big chance coming here will make your mental state go wonky. It is up to you if you think the academics is worth the mental instability. Again, my academic career really benefited from this. My mental health has seriously declined.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Great institution and environment for learning!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Great School. Don't listen to the haters. Puff Puff Pass

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I have been at Carleton for 2 years now and I'll say this: Carleton is a great school, but the worst part about Carleton isn't even the college itself: its the students. Everyone is nice and friendly, but most students are so politically correct that they become rude and immature, even to the point of name calling just because of a disagreement. If you want to go to a college with open minded people and a diversity of thought, Carleton may not be for you. But, if you love a college with rigorous classes and very unique people, then come to Carleton.

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Overall Rating:

Don’t be fooled by the low acceptance rate and claim to prestige! Carleton tries to make up for its inadequacy by apologizing for itself and saying things like, “people who know about Carleton know it’s a good school...” and making itself as rigorous as possible for no reason. Also, although the student body is perfectly fine, it does not justify attending Carleton. If you didn’t get into Harvard, you’ll be better off at a state school, where the students are probably just as good. Carleton is overpriced, stressful, and has an inferiority complex. Also, no one in the real world has heard of it. Not even in Minnesota. Do not go!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: One North College Street

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Trimester

General Phone Number: +5072224000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: carleton.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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