Carleton College released their ED decisions on Thursday, December 9th at 8pm CST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Carleton College Community discussion.
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Carleton College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Northfield, Minnesota. Carleton College was founded in 1866 and enrolls 1,940 undergrads and no graduate students. Carleton College offers housing for up to 1,910 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 96% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.
There are many ways for students to get involved at Carleton College! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Carleton College's theater groups.
Interested in journalism or communications? Carleton College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
There are no fraternities or sororities at Carleton College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.
Planning to play sports? Carleton College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Carleton College on the Student Life page.
Learn more about life at Carleton College on the Student Life page.
Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Carleton College for Fall 2022 is January 15.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Carleton College by March 31.
|2021 Carleton College Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||21%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||27%|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||52%|
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Let's take a look at to get a clearer idea of what Carleton College offers and if it could be the right college for you.
It is very difficult to get into Carleton College. Around 21% of applicants get into Carleton College each year. Out of 6,892 applications received in 2021, 1,460 students were offered admission.
Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
About 94% of students who start at Carleton College return the next year. Carleton College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 483%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 62% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Recent Carleton College grads have an average starting salary of $42,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Carleton College's endowment was valued at $868.7 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $32,108 for each full-time student enrolled.
Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Carleton College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $54,854 a year.
Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,025 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Carleton College. Based on this information, how does Carleton College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Carleton College a good school for you?
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Carleton College is located in the small town setting of Northfield, Minnesota, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.
If you want to see Carleton College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Northfield, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Carleton College and Northfield are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Carleton College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carleton College is Mar 31.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Carleton College is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Carleton College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Carleton College is like? There are approximately 1,940 students enrolled at Carleton College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 18% percent are from MN and 82% percent of students are from other states.
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