Carleton College, founded in 1865, is a private, liberal arts college. Its focus on students and learning is manifest in the extraordinary opportunities for student-faculty research all across the curriculum, summer fellowships provided by the college for student research, the many hours faculty spends with students outside of class and a highly participative governance system. There's not a typical student at Carleton, though most share a few things in common: a desire to learn and grow, humor and developing the ability to understand and listen, so that diversity is valued in every way instead of just tolerated. Its 950-acre campus, including a 450-acre arboretum, is located 35 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Campus architecture includes buildings constructed during the first two decades of the 20th century.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,043
Undergraduates
995
Men - 48.7%
1,047
Women - 51.2%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
18% of 7,915 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
750 average
710-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
730 average
690-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
31-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$81,300
Tuition and Fees
$62,634
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$57,354
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$17,055
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,336
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
25%
10-19
45%
20-29
19%
30-39
8%
40-49
2%
50-99
1%
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Northfield Population
20,756
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Knight
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
11%
Black/African-American
7%
Hispanic/Latino
9.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.9%
White
60.1%
Unknown
2.9%
International Students
10.2% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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