Carleton College

Women's WCLA Contact: Clara Hobbie
3 / 10
2,078 Undergrads / 2,078 Students
9 / 10
$28,148 Net Price
10 / 10
21% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
89% / 94%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Madison Wisconsin Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
Where Grads Work
  • University of Minnesota
  • Target
  • University of Washington
  • Wells Fargo
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • IBM
  • Epic
  • UC Berkeley
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Google
  • ThreeM
  • Stanford University
  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. Department of State
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Research
  • Media and Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services
  • Consulting
  • Community and Social Services
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Arts and Design
  • Program and Project Management
  • Marketing
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
660 - 770
680 - 770
1410 - 1550
31 - 34

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 650 - 750 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 6,499 2,938 3,561
% Admitted 21% 22% 20%
% Admits That Enroll 38% 38% 38%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 4.02
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (19%)
    Physical Sciences (14%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (13%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (11%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (9%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (7%)
    Psychology (6%)
    English Language & Literature (5%)
    History (4%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (3%)
    Foreign Languages (2%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (2%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (2%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (2%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$52,782
    Books & Supplies$823
    Cost of Living$13,632
    Personal Expenses$1,598
    Sticker Price$68,835

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    78% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship58%$38,342
    Federal Grants16%$5,416
    Pell Grants16%$4,244
    Other Federal7%$2,869
    State & Local Grants4%$5,181
    Institutional Grants58%$36,449
    Student Loans43%$4,737
    Federal Loans42%$4,096
    Other Loans3%$10,316

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $828 Million $398,541

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $20,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,401 $213

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 0.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 437 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $54,200

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.18 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 89% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 9 9
    Fondling 3 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary - -
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionNot classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)
    Enrollment ProfileExclusively undergraduate four-year
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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