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Carleton College

Northfield, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate17%

Carleton College Academics

Carleton College requires a minimum of 210 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Carleton College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Carleton College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 91% of students who start college at Carleton College complete all the credits required within six years.

Carleton College true.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Carleton College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Carleton College?

Carleton College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Carleton College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Carleton College

When choosing a major, Carleton College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Carleton College.Carleton College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major. Carleton College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Carleton College

Does Carleton College Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with Carleton College directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Carleton College Offer Online Classes?

❌ Carleton College false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Carleton College Offer AP Credit?

✅ Carleton College true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Carleton College Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Carleton College, check with the school directly.

Does Carleton College Require Internships?

❌ Carleton College studets are not required to complete an internship.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Carleton College does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About Carleton College

Carleton College Library

The main library on campus is the Laurence McKinley Gould Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Carleton College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Carleton College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with 3-2 Engineering program in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis. There are also 4-2 (B.A./B.S.) and 3-3 (B.A./B.S./M.S.) versions of the program available to interested students.

•3-3 Program in Law is offered in cooperation with Columbia University Law School


Does Carleton College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Carleton College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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