Carleton College
Northfield, MN, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
14%
Out-Of-State Students
85%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
42
Ethnicity
African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
Hispanic
8%
White
60%
Multiracial
6%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
16%
Student Organizations
328
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
96%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Knights
School Colors
maize and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Midwest Conference
Total Male Athletes
224
Total Female Athletes
151
Intramural Sports
9
Sports Club
34
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
There are two cafeterias on campus: LDC and Burton. Burton has better quality food, but LDC has more creative and vegetarian options. One can also eat at Sayles, which is open late and has tasty options like curly fries and burritos and the best smoothies ever. The food at Carleton is generally pretty healthy and local, especially at LDC.
Katherine from Ann Arbor, MI
The dining hall reminds me of the dinning on a cruise. Different stations within the hall, all providing different daily menus. Everything is available, from vegetarian to Chinese.
Anthony from Haslet, TX
The company that runs the dining halls, Bon Appetit, does a very good job for feeding hundreds of students, three times a day. However, it can get old eating the same types of meals three times a day, seven days a week. Northfield has some great dining options when you want to eat out, most of which are in a five minute's walking distance from campus. The meal plans can be a little frustrating to deal with; although there are various combinations of the amount of meals you get per week, along with the amount of dining dollars you receive (to use at the café on campus, which sells food a la carte) all the plans cost the same amount of money per term, and if you live in a dorm on campus you have to be on a meal plan.
Tanner
The dining service is better than it has been years past, and Bon apetit also boasts about how they use food from local and sustainable farms. But at times the food does lack variety in the long term. But there is always something to eat, and they have a good selection of vegetarian and vegan foods as well as celiac friendly accommodations.
Devin from Omaha, NE
I had a scone from the little coffee shop on campus, and the staff there was VERY friendly and polite. We had a very nice conversation, and the food was good. Compared with how the food USED to be years ago when she attended, my aunt says the food there now is MUCH better, although its still not five class dining.
Brittany from Evansville, MN
It gets old after a while, but when it is good it is fabulous. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, also a salad bar with fresh produce. A lot of ingredients are also local to promote sustainability.
Devin from Northfield, MN
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. There is endless variety. You can choose to be a picky eater or try something new every day. Food is fresh and often showcases food from local farmers or the student-run Carleton farm.
Marie from Minneapolis, MN

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