Carleton College

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Liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota

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About Carleton College

Featured Alumni

Lawrence M. Krauss ranks among our Top Influential Physicists Today.

Barbara Fredrickson ranks among our Top Influential Psychologists Today.

Robert Bergman ranks among our Top Influential Chemists Today.

According to Wikipedia, Carleton College is a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. Founded in 1866, the college enrolled 2,105 undergraduate students and employed 269 faculty members in fall 2016. The 200-acre main campus is located between Northfield and the 800-acre Cowling Arboretum, which became part of the campus in the 1920s.

Carleton College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
6,892 21% 94% 1450 32

How Much Does Carleton College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $9,579
30K - 48K $9,358
48K - 75K $16,716
75K - 110K $23,290
110K+ $43,700

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Carleton College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Carleton College, then you can expect to earn an average of $67,900 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Carleton College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads
2,009 2,009

Where is Carleton College?

Carleton College is located at One North College Street, Northfield MN 55057

How Safe is Carleton College?

Northfield has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Carleton College Known For?

Carleton College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Carleton College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Carleton College's Most Influential Alumni?

Carleton College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Political Science, Economics, and Communications. Here are some of Carleton College's most famous alumni:

Thorstein Veblen
Thorstein Veblen
An American academic.
Anthony Downs
An American economist.
Donella Meadows
An American environmental scientist, teacher, and writer.
Barbara Fredrickson
Barbara Fredrickson
An American psychology professor.
Walter Alvarez
Walter Alvarez
An American geologist.
Lynn Hunt
An American historian.
Dennis Meadows
Dennis Meadows
An American scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management, widely known as a coauthor of The Limits to Growth.
Richard E. Stearns
Richard E. Stearns
An American computer scientist.
Parker Palmer
Parker Palmer
An American theologian.
Mary-Claire King
Mary-Claire King
An American geneticist.
Eric Pianka
An American zoologist.
Robert Edward Gross
An American surgeon .