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Carleton College

Northfield, Minnesota

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Student Population
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Location Northfield, Minnesota
Online carleton.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Northfield, Minnesota, Carleton College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 7,092 prospective students applied, and 1,407 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 529 enrolled in the school.  2,077 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 20 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $54,438 plus fees of $321. Carleton College is ranked 41 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Carleton College is rated within the top 9% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1350/1530
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.9
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Carleton College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$853
Other Fees$321
Room and Board $14,085
Budget for Other Expenses$1,628
Total One Year Cost$71,325

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$65,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
93% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Carleton College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 23%
Physical Sciences 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Biology 9%
English and Literature 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173258 IPEDS survey data for Carleton College.

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