Carleton College

, MN,
4.13 Average Rating

In the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota, Carleton College is a small, private college with a high focus on providing a quality liberal arts education. Ranked #5 in National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News and #2 by Washington Monthly, Carleton’s students experience an award-winning education with rigorous graduation requirements, including Argument and Inquiry seminars, a writing portfolio, global citizenship requirement, quantitative reasoning encounters, as well as physical education. On top of promoting cross-disciplinary studies, Carleton encourages study abroad, which more than 70% of students take advantage of. Many students also take part in undergraduate research opportunities, including those at the Cowling Arboretum, an 880-acre game refuge adjacent to the Carleton campus.


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Institution Type
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
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Average SAT Composite: 1400

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
A fantastic institution that encourages you to follow your passion, whatever it may be. The list of clubs is endless, allowing you to foster your interest in a variety of activities. The professors also encourage free thinking and strive to build relationships with students to further their education.
Devin from Omaha, NE
Everyone is Minnesota friendly, in other words we are all there to help each other grow, there isn't a strong sense of competition but rather communication.

Carleton supports each and every person with clubs, sports, and all sorts of activities.

Carleton creates leaders in every field.

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