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Carleton College

School Profile

  • Carleton CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Northfield, MN
  • Bridgat: Offers Free Shipping Eyeliners
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,000
First-year Undergraduate Students: 489
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,975

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of Hebrew
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Romance Languages
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $39,777
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $39,777

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250


Member: NCAA
Team name: Knights


  • Ranked #6 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #1 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #11 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #28 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

100 South College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 222-4190
(800) 995-2275
Fax: (507) 222-4526
Contact: Paul Thiboutot
Dean of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 31%
Early decision acceptance rate 47%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 29%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,856
Female applicants 2,692
Male applicants 2,164
Applicants accepted 1,496
Female applicants accepted 795
Male applicants accepted 701
Freshman enrollment 512
Female freshman enrollment 268
Male freshman enrollment 244
Early decision applicants 443
Early decision applicants accepted 207
Early decision applicants enrolled 207
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 40%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,320
Students accepting place on wait list 368
Students accepted from wait list 52

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 43%
Class standing breakdown
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class 76%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class 93%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class 100%
Freshmen in bottom 25 percent of high school class N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 68%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 650-750
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 650-750
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 650-740
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 58%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 29-33
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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