1 N. College Street Northfield, MN 55057 507-222-4190
http://www.carleton.edu admissions@acs.carleton.edu
About Carleton College
  • Year of Foundation 1866
  • Size of Campus 955 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Trimester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,959
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 76%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $42,690
  • Room and Board $11,328
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 1,975
Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.The mission of Carleton College is to provide an exceptional undergraduate liberal arts education. In pursuit of this mission, the College is devoted to academic excellence, distinguished by the creative interplay of teaching, learning, and scholarship, and dedicated to our diverse residential community and extensive international engagements.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Students in America, Black Student Alliance, Barkada - Filipino Student Association, Korean Students in America, Coalition of Hmong Students, Dedicated to the Exploration of South-Asian Interests, Latin Ameri
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Halloween costume Concert, Mid-winter Ball, Winter Carnival, Mai Fete, Spring Carnival, Late Night Breakfast (once a term), Primal Scream
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Motor Board, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Carleton Bible Study Fellowship, Newman Club, Carleton Islamic Association, Jewish Students of Carleton, Sola Scriptura, Carleton Unitarian Universalists, Zen Meditation, Carleton Bahai Club, Carleton Christian Fellowship,
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis, MN (32)
  • Distance to nearest train Red Wing, MN (40)
  • Distance to nearest bus Northfield, MN (7)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 53%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 80%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 87%
  • Number of students using college housing 90%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 11%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 46
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (90%), apartment for single students (7%), special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 31%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,428
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 20
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Museums Observatory (two telescopes, very well equiped)
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 50
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Don Beaty Bloch Collection of Western Americana, Art Slide Library, Media Services Library
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 600
  • Number Of Subscriptions 7,154
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 50
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 946,259
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 100
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 56%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,505
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Firms/Organizations that most frequently hired graduates (Class of 2003): Best Buy, CH Robinson, Chiron, McMaster-Carr, American Express, Medtronic, Dahlen Berg, Target, Ulland Investments, Fidelity, 3M, Credit Suisse First Boston McKinsey, Goldman Sachs,
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village