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Carthage College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 530 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 32 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,667)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $53,463)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 75 65 - -
Baseball 46 - - -
Basketball 25 17 - -
Football 122 - - -
Golf 29 24 - -
Lacrosse 29 26 - -
Soccer 45 34 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming 25 29 - -
Tennis 14 17 - -
Volleyball 17 20 - -
Water Polo - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.5%
Hispanic 4.0%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 30.6%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 59.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 22
Reviews Dorm Life
  • mrswillow
  • 1
  • The older dormitories are NOT a nice place to live. The heat generally runs year long so multiple fans are needed to feel comfortable in the room. The rooms are…

  • Jul-05-2012 Read More
  • Alicia from Zion, IL
  • 4
  • The dorm life here is split between two co-ed and two same sex buildings. The rooms range in size but there is room in each one to move furniture and…

  • Mar-19-2012 Read More
  • Kimberly from Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • I am pleased with the dorm life. People are interested in meeting other people and most of the time you will find doors are open. Some of the…

  • May-18-2012 Read More
  • Jennifer from Hubertus, WI
  • 4
  • Carthage gives you at least three different choices in dorm life. You can choose to live in a traditional dorm, the Oaks, or off campus at the Best Western.…

  • Jul-04-2012 Read More
  • Ellisa from Brodhead, WI
  • 5
  • The resident assistants are immensely approachable, and work with you to try to solve any problems you might come across. The furniture is good quality, and there are a variety…

  • May-27-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • rs
  • May-27-2016 I am a past student here

    what can i say? carthage is provided by sodexo, and i think that is information enough. the caf, sucks like at any other college, but carthage tries to supplement that by offering foodstuff at other venues. the campus boasts a small starbucks, an einsteins bros bagels, baja fresh, wow cafe, seattle's best, and a sodexo subconn. there is also a convenience store called the red zone. during the week it's fine, but prepare to starve on the weekends. the caf doesn't open until like 10 or 11 on saturdays and sundays, and only wow and seattle's are open at more regular hours. einsteins closes at like 6 on saturdays. anyway, these hours can change, but be careful what you put in your mouth. i have heard enough bagel mold and sodexo diarrhea horror stories to last me a life time.

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Chicago, IL
  • Jul-19-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They gave us a free lunch at the Caf and it was really good there were lots of options and there are also other restuans on campus

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  • 3
  • S. from IL
  • Jun-03-2015 I am a current student here

    As a commuter, I don't eat on campus on a regular basis. From the times I have actually eaten there, the food is pretty good. There is of course the cafeteria, an Einstein's, Starbucks, and several different fast food little shops in the Student Union. The only downfall is the prices of everything on campus.

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  • 4
  • Luci
  • May-08-2015 I am a current student here

    I waited until second semester, for some reason, to really explore food choices beyond The Caf. Although the Caf is good, I have really liked the variety of hitting up some of the other venues. Don't be afraid to mix it up - just watch the balance on your points.

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  • 4
  • Desiree from Elmhurst, IL
  • Jan-30-2015 I am a current student here

    There a quite a bit of food options on campus. There's the cafeteria and there are places in the union with sandwiches, Mexican food, grilled food, and we even have a little convenience store. The union is also a nice place to eat, hangout, do homework, etc.

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  • 3
  • Megan from Waukesha, WI
  • Jan-21-2015 I am a past student here

    It's your average cafeteria food in the Caf and a decent Subway, Qdoba, and burger joint knock offs in the Stu. The meal plan and the way the point system works though is FANTASTIC and I wish I could carry that over to my new school.

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  • 2
  • Stephanie from Glendale Heights, IL
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a modest array of expensive food on-campus. The hours are not the most flexible, so students looking for after-hours or early morning meals are extremely limited in their choices. The points system for residents only provides enough points for two meals a day.

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  • 5
  • Denise from Tulsa, OK
  • Apr-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Carthage College offers a variety of different dining options including Enstein Bagels, WOW, the cafeteria, Sub Connection, Starbucks, Seattle's Coffee and more.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • rs
  • May-27-2016 I am a past student here

    fun. obnoxious. great to be a part of. horrible to listen to when you are not. a lot of the carthage student population is in greek life. carthage being so small, and greeks being so loud it is hard not to notice them and their presence on campus, but one does not have to join to feel part of the student community.

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  • 0
  • Luci
  • May-08-2015 I am a current student here

    There's something for everybody. I chose not to pledge, but still accepted membership into the honor societies. It's a great balance, and nobody feels odd or left out no matter what your choice is.

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  • 0
  • Megan from Waukesha, WI
  • Jan-21-2015 I am a past student here

    There are a Greeks on campus. Not many in number but everyone knows who they are and enjoy the events they host. New students are not eligible to rush until their second semester on campus.

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  • 0
  • C. W. from Highland, IL
  • Sep-06-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't know too much about this just yet, but they are very common, and seem like a goo way to help students bond.

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  • 0
  • Carly from Crystal Lake, IL
  • Jun-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not very big on Carthage. There are only 2 national soroites and 3 national fraternities. Greek life is very close knit and involved on campus.

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  • 0
  • Erin
  • May-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is an awesome community to be a part of on campus. Each fraternity and sorority is different and known for hosting different events. Although they are different, each sorority and fraternity gets along with one another.

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  • 0
  • Brittany from Kenosha, WI
  • Oct-01-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is strong, but there is a large percentage of students who are not involved. We have academic, social, honorary, and service fraternities and sororities. We have greek life at both the local and national levels, and those who choose not to participate are still widely respected by those in Greek life.

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