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Most Helpful Review for Carleton College
  • Category: Will learn a lot
  • Review by: Sara from Buda, TX
  • 24 out of 24 people found this review helpful

Carleton offers a comprehensive liberal arts education. Because it is based on a trimester schedule, students only take three courses per ten-week term. This allows them to focus more on the classes in which they are enrolled without becoming overwhelmed. And at the end of their four-years, they will have actually taken four classes more than most students at most other universities. Additionally, because Carleton is a small school that only offers an undergraduate education, all classes are taught by professors (rather than graduate students) and are small in size.

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  • Marie from Minneapolis, MN
  • Aug-23-2017 I am a past student here

    An incredible all around experience; academically you are held to very high standards, but there are also endless opportunities to try new experiences outside of class. The student body is friendly, welcoming, creative, and adventurous. It's a whirlwind of four years of trying new things and learning a ton.

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  • Panashe - Papillion, NE
  • Oct-17-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I loved the campus! It was beyond beautiful and the students were friendly all around. I also enjoyed the diversity on the campus, and everyone was very accepting of others. I also realized how hard they emphasize the importance of working hard in and out of class.

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  • Tanner from Rochester, MN
  • Aug-29-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Carleton is the best school in Minnesota in several areas. Carleton has an advanced liberal arts program. Carleton also has Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Mall of America nearby. Great spacious feel.

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  • Lyds
  • Mar-10-2016 I am a current student here

    Carleton College has rigorous academics without the overly competitive atmosphere. Students work hard to prove him/herself to him/herself, not to anyone else. Spring term is super fun.

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  • Katherine from Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The environment is welcoming, the professors are always willing to help out, and the students are bright and curious. You will learn things you never knew you were possible and expand your horizons in this tiny Minnesota college. It's not well-known outside of academia but it's a gem of a place and I'm so happy I call it my alma matter.

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  • Kaitlyn from Madison, WI
  • Oct-19-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful. The academics are excellent. The people are welcoming.

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  • Anthony from Haslet, TX
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    If you are looking for an exemplary education, a strong sense of belonging, and an amazing experience, go straight to Carleton. You have found the perfect college.

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  • Acer from Wailuku, HI
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Challenging academics. Small intimate student body. Great supportive faculty and programs.

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  • Kat
  • Aug-28-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful. The professors seem interested in their students. My sister loved it here!

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  • Tanner
  • Aug-10-2013 I am a current student here

    A small, rural, liberal arts college. Full of friendly, interesting, diverse students and equally friendly and interesting faculty. Despite it's small size, there is a niche for virtually every student at Carleton, waiting to be discovered!

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