Carleton College
Northfield, MN, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,078
Total Number of Undergrads
2,078
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
28%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
91%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
95%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
92%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
44%
55%
Ethnicity

African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
White
82%
Hispanic
5%
Multi-Racial
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
The classes move fast, and it is essential you say on top of daily assignments as well as long term assignments. While the course work is difficult it is also engaging and fun to see how well you can learn given the volume of work.
Devin from Omaha, NE
Carleton appears to be very academically rigorous. The school uses a trimester system instead of semesters, so while you take fewer classes each trimester, you take more classes each year. You are also taking 18 week classes in about 10 weeks, so the classes are more intense.
Brittany from Evansville, MN
It is a trimester school, so at times things can be overwhelming with the pace the coursework moves at. While it is difficult, it keeps you engaged and helps you develop a new work ethic beyond what you could have expected from yourself.
Devin from Northfield, MN
Very academically rigorous, but no one gets left behind. Professors genuinely care about how you are doing, as do your classmates. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Marie from Minneapolis, MN
Classes are Carleton are fast and intense. The ten-week terms means that you take three classes at a time and trust me, you wouldn't want to take more than that. Classes are challenging but professors hold very accessible office hours and are actually delighted to talk with you.
Katherine from Ann Arbor, MI
I am a Chemistry major, so the courses I take are challenging. That being said, the classes are typically less than 10 students, and professors as well as tutors are always available for assistance.
Anthony from Haslet, TX
Don't be fooled by the small number of classes per term (3 each trimester, 9 per year), each of your professors are aware that you only have two other classes to study for, and will assign work accordingly. This isn't to say that professors assign homework for homework's sake; with only 10 weeks each term to cover class material, the pace of most classes at Carleton is necessarily fast. The work never becomes unmanageable, but academic dedication is expected at Carleton.
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