Carleton College

country rank  181
world rank  458

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University Overview

Established in 1866, Carleton College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Northfield (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Minnesota. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Carleton College is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Carleton College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1866
Motto Declaratio Sermonum Tuorum Illuminat
Announcement of Your Words Illuminates
Colours Maize and blue

University Location

Address One North College Street
Northfield (population range: 10,000-49,999)
55057-4001 Minnesota
United States
T +1 (507) 646 4000
F +1 (507) 646 4204

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 100 South College Street
Northfield 55057
+1 (507) 222- 4190
800 995 2275

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Carleton College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Association of Bible Colleges

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019