Carleton College

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Carleton College is a four-year private coeducational liberal arts college located in Northfield Minnesota. Carleton College has total annual enrollment of roughly 2000 students, and has nearly 200 faculty members. The 2012 publication of U.S. News and World Reports rankes Carleton College as the eighth top liberal arts college in America, and lists Carleton College as second in the nation for providing the best undergraduate education for any liberal arts college in the United States. Carleton College has earned a reputation for being one of the premier undergraduate colleges in the United States and is consistently listed among the top ten liberal arts schools in the United States.

Forbes Magazine’s ranking of universities in the United States combines American research universities and liberal arts colleges together. Forbes Magazine rankes Carleton College 31rst among the combined group of U.S. research universities and liberal arts colleges. A survey by Forbes Magazine ranks Carleton College seventeenth among liberal arts colleges.

On the Critical Reading and Math portion of the SAT, the middle 50 percent of freshman students enterning Carleton received an average of score of 1340-1520, and a combined score of 29-33 on the ACT. Over 80 percent of first year students at Carleton placed in the top 10 percent in their high school upon graduation.

Historically, Carleton enrolls more students who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program than any other liberal arts college in the United States. Among the 531 students in Carleton’s Class of 2016 are 79 National Merit Scholars. The 79 National Merit Scholars consist of both National Merit Scholars that sponsored by Carleston as well as several that are not.

General Information

Admission Office

100 South College Street

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 222-4190

(800) 995-2275

Fax: (507) 222-4526

[email protected]

Contact: Paul Thiboutot

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

One North College Street

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 222-4000

Total undergrads: 2,000

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 489

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,975


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 27%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 95%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Hebrew B
Latin B
Romance Languages B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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