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What Makes Us Special

About Carleton College

Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers more than 33 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics660-770
Critical Reading660-750
Writing660-750

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 51%
Men 49%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 96%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$20,063

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 9:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 97%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 251 92 10 0 353

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