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

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”

Carthage College REVIEWS

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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.

What's your overall opinion of Carthage College?

46 Students rated Carthage College

Susan - 04/05/2021

Many of the professors are excellent, engaged, and give their all to provide fantastic education. In my majors, I always felt connected to the curriculum and professors. Too bad the administration is terrible and continuously getting worse. They recently fired a number of staff and did away with many humanities and social science degree programs. One of my favorite professors was fired and hired back for much less money after the administration realized no one else could teach their classes. The school still claims to be a liberal arts school but is increasingly heading towards a business/trades school instead. If you're looking for a well rounded academic environment like I was when I went there, I'm sorry to say those days at Carthage appear to be over. I now recommend to soon-to-be freshmen to look at similar schools like Augustana or St. Olaf's if they want the small liberal arts experience. I also tell my friends with a Carthage degree to look into graduate programs before the school's reputation plummets any further. They're clearly prioritizing money-making degrees over ones that actually encourage intellectual stimulation. After decades of financial mismanagement, I can't say I'm surprised. But to charge the amount they do for an education and not provide what they say they will, it's well worth it to steer clear of here. It makes me sad to write this because I had high hopes for the school and my professors were outstanding. However, I feel the warning is needed at this point. The best professors are looking to move elsewhere, as they should.

Nateya

I believe Carthage college is a great college academically, and the campus is beautiful. Not only will student's receive a degree, but they will also receive many opportunities for jobs after they graduate. All students have a 99.9% chance of receiving a job after graduating. Extracurriculars are great. There are so many organizations on campus that there is literally something for everyone. The only cons are at some times it doesn't feel diverse but Carthage does strive for diversity and to make everyone feel comfortable. Also, it can get boring sometimes. The party scene is the same thing every weekend, and there isn't really anywhere to go outside of campus unless you drive 10 minutes or more away from the campus.

Grant

If you like the small-school atmosphere, Carthage is great. You have small classes, really get to know professors and build relationships. Half of the school is athletes, so there are a lot of really fit and active people. The location on the lake is also spectacular. Unfortunately, Kenosha is not the greatest college town, but we are fairly close to Chicago.

Megan

While I can't talk poorly on the class sizes (17 students in a class room.....that's less than half of my high school classrooms), I have to say they could really improve on the quality of food provided on campus. The only thing open past 10pm on everyday but Saturday is RedZone (basically a convenience store) and there's people constantly walking around with upset stomachs and poor food sitting around. Options are minimal for those with dietary restrictions. Also, the traditional dorms really need an updating, yet they continue to put more of our money into building newer buildings (they've placed a brand new one between two of the oldest dorms who still have carpet from the 80s). Take away the negatives of living on campus and you see a beautiful college with professors who care and more than enough opportunities to make connections, find internships, and land a job outside of college. You really get what you put in at Carthage and from experience I can say I've gotten a lot out of being here, more so than I would have attending a larger university.

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.

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  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 .

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  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.

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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

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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