Northfield, MN
Carleton College


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Recent Reviews

Larry
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Carleton. Its small size creates a cozy environment for students to be able to feel at home and get to know more of th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Carleton. Its small size creates a cozy environment for students to be able to feel at home and get to know more of the peers in their graduating class. This also allows class sizes to be smaller, creating a more intimate learning environment. The biggest draw of Carleton is its trimester schedule, which allows students to be able to take more courses within a year than they would at other liberal arts colleges. Due to this, students typically take three courses a trimester which allows them to be more focused in their studies. Carleton offers a large variety of classes in a number of subjects, so students will always have interesting options to take alongside classes within their major.

Marie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Carleton College is a fantastic place to learn academically and grow as a person. There are endless unique opportunities offe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Carleton College is a fantastic place to learn academically and grow as a person. There are endless unique opportunities offered free of charge to all students. The campus is extremely safe and is backed by a gorgeous arboretum.

Mona
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school, but not perfect. Especially as a person of color on campus, it can be pretty difficult to cope sometimes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school, but not perfect. Especially as a person of color on campus, it can be pretty difficult to cope sometimes. However, the academics are very rigorous and challenging which I like. There is also a good pre-med program, but the only problem is the pre-med association is not that active.

Kellen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Carleton College is a very rigorous and academically tough institution. It is also a very supportive environment and the sta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Carleton College is a very rigorous and academically tough institution. It is also a very supportive environment and the staff makes an effort to understand one's situation. #Carls help Carls. It is not hard to find a place socially on campus, the community is small. Overall I think I made the best choice for me.

Alejandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Carleton is a great college. The other students are friendly to everyone and care for each other. The academics are great too...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Carleton is a great college. The other students are friendly to everyone and care for each other. The academics are great too. They are rigorous but interesting. Northfield is a town that likes its students. There are things that Carleton lacks like renowned sports or the quality of the food, but it is still a great college.

Chris
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved my time at Carleton College. I was able to take a bunch of classes before deciding on a major (yeah for liberal arts...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved my time at Carleton College. I was able to take a bunch of classes before deciding on a major (yeah for liberal arts). Once in my major I was still able to take classes outside of it. If you want to learn more, there is an app called CollegeMatch.io in iTunes that you can use to chat directly with current students at Carleton, super helpful for getting real answers from people who actually got in and go there. Good Luck

Gillian
Glorious

I wasn't exactly unpopular in high school, but I still felt like I didn't really fit in. I didn't have much of niche outside ...

Glorious

I wasn't exactly unpopular in high school, but I still felt like I didn't really fit in. I didn't have much of niche outside of hanging with teachers, particularly my band director. In retrospect, I did win a superlative, so clearly I made some sort of impression. But eventually I got to Carleton after applying early decision, and I found people who really got me, whom I could talk to about anything without fear of judgment (unless, of course, you say something not completely politically correct, but one learns). Even more than the students, I found so many great professors. Heck, my best friend is a professor. He actually edited a prospective student's essay that I was helping with because he's devoted enough to helping me. He's just one of the many professors I have forged a close bond with, who have improved my academic skills and taken interest in me and my personal life. The classes are hard, but professor support makes them manageable. Beyond the classroom, I've had many opportunities to join clubs or intramurals (my frisbee team sucked, but we had the most heart) and see talks/concerts/performances of all kinds. 11/10 would go again.

Lisa
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Carleton is a place where anyone, from any background, is welcomed to join whether it is in the academic classrooms, ebony da...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Carleton is a place where anyone, from any background, is welcomed to join whether it is in the academic classrooms, ebony dancing groups, apple picking, or the ultimate frisbee fields, one of the best places to be on campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Senior Year Me, Senior year is full of surprises, sudden curves and turns that you could not anticipate. It is going to be a stressful year, so stressful in fact that there will be times when you want to drop everything on the ground and run for miles. Juggling between senior year courses, probably two of the toughest terms in high school, and applying for colleges will be tough, but there's one thing you should remember about this entire process. It seems so important right now, the thought about going to college, specifically which college is daunting and constantly on your mind, but remember that a year from now, when you have settled into where ever it is that you have picked, you will find something about that institution that you'll appreciate and enjoy. Wherever you end up going, you'll do great things, not exactly big thing, but things that will make you realize what your passion is. Things that you'll actually like to do, not those rigid high school schedules that you had to adhere to day after day. College will help you grow into a better person. Yours Truly, Lisa

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Sometimes, being in the town of Northfield may be boring, espeically for someone who is orginally from New York City. Changing from a big city to a small, quaint town was not easy at first. However, there is almost always something to keep myself occupied with, whether it is walking through the 900 acre arboretum, baking at one of the local town houses, or throwing a frisbee on the grass fields.

Amend
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear High School Senior Self, I commend you for all the hard work you have done in the past four years of high school. Keep ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear High School Senior Self, I commend you for all the hard work you have done in the past four years of high school. Keep striving forward is my advice to you about college life and making the transition. College IS the transition from being a teenager to becoming a young adult. Know yourself and know what you want at heart then strive for it. Ignorance is not bliss; it should be painful. The pain and struggle you will go through will only make you stronger and wiser; forget the mistakes but remember the lessons. Pick after yourself, whether it's cleaning your room or getting back on your feet after a disappointing exam; never give up. Most importantly, never be afraid to seek for help for academics or personal issues. Your social or love life should not interfere with your academic performance, if anything your social life should be a support system and not a destructive one. Words are easier said than done, but as long as you hold true to yourself that you will always continue to strive forward, you are unstoppable. The world is yours. Make it your own. Own it. Sincerely, College Me

Ia
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates (Carls) comes from different places and lifestyles but we intertwine together because of our differences, simil...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates (Carls) comes from different places and lifestyles but we intertwine together because of our differences, similarities, interest in learning, humor and integrity to do well.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Classes is not as diffiult as you think it is. You got accepted to that college because you are good enough to attend that college. You know how International Baccaleurette goes on a fast pace and we had to do all these readings? Well the readings really helped you because some books that you read, are part of some of your classes. Time-management is key still, just like how you were good at it in high school. Do not worry about not making friends because you will make friends. Everyone who is a first-year student is going through the same thing as you, therefore connect with them through classes and club organizations. You will realize how much you have grown and yet to grown when you make the transition to college. Money. Remember you had a good scholarship that cover for most things? Will it's never the end of the scholarship days because you should always apply for scholarships, especially if you want to study abroad. Now, keep working harder then you have, cherish the moments there. At the end, network with your professors and your peers. Both are gret help! Now enjoy and grow.

What's unique about your campus?

Carleton College creates a bubble that no other college would have. A unique bubble of students who want to learnand have a wacky sense of humor that will make you comfortable. A bubble where everyone is a community celebrating Carleton traditions. It's another home where you can rely on others and get Hi's from people that you do not even know. It's a friendly home where I had made friends that I thought I would never made.

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  • $50,874
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