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Carleton College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Carleton College

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Carleton College Description:

Located less than an hour from the Minneapolis / St. Paul area, the small town of Northfield, Minnesota is home to one of the best schools in the Midwest. Features of Carleton's campus include beautiful Victorian buildings, a state-of-the-art recreation center and the 880-acre Cowling Arboretum. With about 2,000 students and over 200 faculty members, quality teaching truly gets top priority at Carleton College. Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned Carleton a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and the college typical ranks as one of the nation's ten best liberal arts colleges.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,055
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,445
  • Books: $751
  • Room and Board: $11,553
  • Other Expenses: $1,526
  • Total Cost: $58,275

Carleton Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 59%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,419
    • Loans: $4,815

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Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, International Relations, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 91%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 94%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Carleton and the Common Application

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Carleton College Mission Statement:

From the Carleton College Academic Catalog, p. 1: "Carleton College strives to provide a liberal education of the highest quality. The goal of such an education is to liberate individuals from the constraints imposed by ignorance or complacency and prepare them broadly to lead rewarding, creative, and useful lives."
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