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What Makes Us Special

About Carleton College

Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college located 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 36 minors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics690-790
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670-750

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 51%
Men 49%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 95%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2019-20  Help

For the 2019-2020 academic year, Carleton's comprehensive fee is $71,769. This includes $56,778 in tuition, $14,658 in room and board, and $333 in required fees. These costs do not include textbooks, travel, or other expenses. Carleton commits to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all students.

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$19,405

Tuition and Fees History  Help

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About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 9:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 94%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 215 95 1 0 311

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