Carleton College: Ranking & Review

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Northfield Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 211 606
Top 4%

Carleton College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate21%22%20%
Enrolled undergraduates522249273
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,0781,0081,070

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores242
Percent of students submitting SAT scores46%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores346
Percent of students submitting ACT scores66%
ACT Composite

Carleton College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $68,835 $68,835
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,632 and other expenses per full academic year.

Carleton College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,825 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $52,476 $52,476
Fees for full-time undergraduates $306 $306

Programs and Degrees

Social Sciences 94 94
Physical Sciences 70 70
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 63 63
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 54 54
Visual and Performing Arts 42 42
Mathematics and Statistics 35 35
Psychology 32 32
English Language and Literature & Letters 24 24
History 20 20
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 17 17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 11 11
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 10 10
Philosophy and Religious Studies 10 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Grand Total493493

A total of 493 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Carleton College.

Graduation rate94%92%96%
  • Full-time retention rate - 96%

General info

MottoDeclaratio Sermonum Tuorum Illuminat
Announcement of Your Words Illuminates
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsmaize, blue
Academic CalendarTrimester
Total FTE staff676
Instructional FTE263
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

AddressOne North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota, 55057-4001
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Distant
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (507) 646 4204

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