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Colleges / Carroll University

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Carroll University

Carroll University Overview

Carroll University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Carroll University was founded in 1846 and the school currently enrolls around 3,416 students a year, including 2,884 undergrads. Carroll University ensures housing for up to 1,795 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by July 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Carroll University!

Love music or performing? At Carroll University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Carroll University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Carroll University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Carroll University on the Student Life page.

2022 Carroll University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%
Tuition $35,360
Percent of Need Met 87%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,081

Is Carroll University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Carroll University offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

Carroll University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Carroll University. Around 70% of applicants get into Carroll University each year. Out of 4,481 applications received in 2022, 3,159 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carroll University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 78% of students who start at Carroll University return for their second year of college. 67% of Carroll University undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Carroll University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Carroll University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Carroll University's Endowment

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.

Carroll University's endowment was valued at $94.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Carroll University spends about $7,821 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Carroll University

Tuition 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.

Carroll University meets 87% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Carroll University full-time are awarded $30,081 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,301 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Carroll University.

Based on this information, how does Carroll University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Carroll University a good school for you?

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Where is Carroll University?

Carroll University is located in the suburban setting of Waukesha, Wisconsin, in the suburbs of Milwaukee.

If you want to see Carroll University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Waukesha, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mitchell International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Carroll University and Waukesha are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 North East Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186-5593

Campus Setting: Suburban

Carroll University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Carroll University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carroll University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Carroll University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


22 to 27


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Carroll University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Carroll University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Carroll University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1260


Math SAT Range

530 - 650


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1080 to 1260


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Carroll University students is 1172. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Carroll University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Carroll University.

Carroll University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Carroll University is like? There are approximately 3,416 students enrolled at Carroll University, including 2,884 undergraduate students and 532 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from WI and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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