About Carthage College

Founded in 1847, Carthage College. is a Private college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,818 full time undergraduate students, and 112 full time graduate students.

The Carthage College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 160 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Carthage College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range920-1140
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,98% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Carthage College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
54%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
3%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
41%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
64%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
36%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
23%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
54%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
3%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
41%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
64%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
36%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
23%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    193 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    137 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    203 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    210 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    210 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    210 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    210 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    210 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

Carthage College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Carthage College?

48 Students rated Carthage College

Edward - 05/12/2024

I think it's a great college, but for the pice there are better options. I have always wanted to go to a bug state college until I went to Carthage. it changed me and how I wanted my college experience to be. After finding out the price, it was clear that Carthage just wasn't for me.

Caroline - 07/28/2023

I have enjoyed Carthage College in my first year! We have some good sports teams that are fun to watch and tons of performances. The smaller classes allow for more intimate conversations between professors and peers in and out of class. It's been helpful to know that my professors know what kind of student I am, not just a face in their class. The campus itself is smaller but pretty homey. There's a downtown area about a mile from campus; however, I wish there was an easier way for students to get there. Carthage is also a 30-45 minute drive from downtown Milwaukee, and Chicago isn't much farther. The activities board also hosts many events for students and takes plenty of trips off campus to see sporting events, concerts, musicals, and more at great prices. The campus sits on Lake Michigan, allowing for beautiful scenery when studying or taking walks on the beach.

Taylor - 04/17/2023

I think that Carthage College is a wonderful school filled with great opportunities and kind people. The class sizes and accessibility to professors ensure that students are maximizing their academic opportunities. They have plenty of options for on-campus jobs as well as internships through nearby companies. They have a beautiful campus and overall good vibes!

Jennifer - 02/24/2023

Carthage is a good school, I really like the class sizes not too big. The teachers are very passionate about their job and truly want the best for students. There are many social activities and opportunities for students to grow, get involved, and learn.

Carthage College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Carthage College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Carthage College is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    From my college experiences, i have discovered a new person inside myself. I was able to discover new interests and a giant door of opportunities while going to college. Attending college and pursuing education is of course beneficial because my goal of becoming a teacher/educator and making a difference in young teens and adult lives can only be justified by educating myself. From college, I have become more open and found my true calling, education. If I did not explore the college environment, I would have not found what my true joy is and a career fit for myself. The college experience has helped me out in so many ways and is still a tool and a journey to complete. The two years I have spent in college have been the fastest, yet the most valuable years in my life. It is at this crucial time that I will be making decisions that affect my entire life in the future. That is why I believe college is right now the most important priority in my life. It has opened my eyes and ears and has made me a more rational, mature, and confident person for the future.

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

    Some people have problems with the lack of class choices. Not every major people want is offered here at Carthage and people need to make sure that what they want to study is offered here.

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

    Carthage College is a very prestigious school that appreciates the ideas and opinions of their students and faculty, while trying to make the college experience the best available.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The people are the best part of Carthage. Everyone is very friendly and caring. The professors want you to succeed and do their best to help you be successful. The students will become your best friends. Even people you don't know will show you kindness by holding open the door, even if you are still 10 feet away.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    The classmates I associate with are very studious, and they are willing to help newcommers find their way around campus.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The worst kind of person to attend my school would be someone who doesn't want to be active in any way. I found that the way to be successful at my school is to be active, not only in the classroom but also when it comes to meeting people and making friends. Most people leave this school because they don't go to class or because they don't make any real friends.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Many of the instructors in my field (Musical Theatre) are either well known or have accomplished much in the field. I believe the staff here is very talented and well rounded.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that is open minded and driven.

    Read all  46 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had known how much money I would need per year.

    Read all  43 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It seems hard to get into the classes i want or need sometimes.

    Read all  40 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My university encourage each student to give back to their community through social service activities.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The campus is beautiful and calming, the professor are informative and willing to help. The general population is of energetic, friendly people which makes it easy to feel a home.

    Read all  35 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics at Carthage are very good. You get the education you pay for and are able to take full advantage of all that is offered.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Stereotype of students at Carthage is rich or stuck up. I think for the most part people are down to earth and very intelligent.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek life is popular at Carthage even as a small school .

    Read all  1 answers
  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love going to Carthage College. It is a school that takes pride in the education they offer. Life at Carthage is fun and normally always can find something to do.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

2,818

Total Undergrad Enrollment

112

Total Grad Students

67%

Out-Of-State

32%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

90

Student Organizations

8

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

58%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
70%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Carthage College receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 78% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$40,265

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,975

Room and Board

52,440

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$24,121
$30 - $48K
$25,704
$48 - $75K
$26,913
$75 - $110K
$28,524
$110K & UP
$42,083

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