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Carthage College

Kenosha, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

About Carthage College

Carthage College Overview

Carthage College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Carthage College was founded in 1847 and the school currently enrolls around 2,748 students a year, which includes 2,637 undergraduate students. Carthage College ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,775 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Carthage College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Carthage College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Carthage College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Carthage College has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Carthage College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
Tuition $34,500
Percent of Need Met 59.1%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,073.58

Is Carthage College 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 closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Carthage College offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Carthage College

It is moderately difficult to get into Carthage College. The university admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 8,680 applications received in 2022, 6,557 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carthage College

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.

Approximately 73% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Carthage Collegereturn for the next year. Around 68% of students who started at Carthage College earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 Carthage College 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 Carthage College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Carthage College

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.

Carthage College meets 59.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Carthage College full-time are awarded $23,073.58 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $55,354 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 early. 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 Carthage College.

Based on this information, how does Carthage College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Carthage College a good school for you?

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Where is Carthage College Located?

Carthage College is located in the suburban setting of Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the suburbs of Chicago and Milwaukee.

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

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Carthage College and Kenosha are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2001 Alford Park Drive Kenosha, WI 53140

Campus Setting: Suburban

Carthage College 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 Carthage College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carthage College is Continuous processing.

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Carthage College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

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Carthage College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1200


Math SAT Range

480 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Carthage College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Carthage College is like? There are approximately 2,748 students enrolled at Carthage College, including 2,637 undergraduate students and 111 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 37% percent are from WI and 63% percent of students are from other states.


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