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Study at Carleton College

Carleton College is an independent, non-sectarian, liberal arts, and co-educational college located in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. U. S. News and World Report rankings (2008) ranked Carleton College as the 8th 'liberal arts college' in the nation. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. Carleton College's campus is spread across an area of 10 acres.

Carleton College has an active student life. The athletics department sponsors more than 15 varsity teams, over 20 club teams, and several other intramural teams. They participate in NCAA (North Coast Athletic Conference) Division III. The sports teams are nicknamed as the Knights. Some of the notable alumni of Carleton College include Thorstein Veblen, economist and author of The Theory of the Leisure Class; Anthony Downs, author of An Economic Theory of Democracy; and Garrick Utley, former host of Meet the Press.

Profile of Carleton College

Carleton is in Northfield, MN. Northfield is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Carleton issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at Carleton include mathematics, science, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Carleton Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. Just 30% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at Carleton. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 750 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 660 to 740 in 2007.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Carleton teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 1, 994 students study at the school .

Student Life

Carleton offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Carleton can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Midwest Conference athletics.

Carleton Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts228economics, international relations, English, history, political science, social studies, American studies, Classical languages, . . .
Science119biology, chemistry, physics, geology
Fine Arts30fine arts, art history and criticism
Therapy and Counselling21psychology, cognitive science
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering18computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, dance courses, dance
Photography and Commercial Art1film and photography

Contact: Carleton

Carleton College

One North College Street

Northfield, MN 55057-4001

General Phone: (507) 646-4000


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