About Carleton College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Carleton College cost?

Carleton College Cost of Attendance
In-state $50,874
Out-of-state $50,874
On-Campus Room and Board $13,197
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $28,587
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Carleton College Financial Aid and Debt

92%

Students paying down their debt

$19,500

Typical Total Student Debt

$202

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 78% $31,475
Federal Grants 16% $6,363
Pell grants 16% $4,635
Other federal grants 9% $2,948
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $4,392
Institutional grants or scholarships 59% $33,750
Student loan aid 45% $4,689
Federal student loans 43% $5,315
Other student loans 4% $7,552

Carleton College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 108 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 129 Up to $600
Take a foreign language class 142 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 237 Up to $1,000
Do community service 239 Up to $75
Attend a summer program 110 Up to $4,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Carleton College Admissions

What is Carleton College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 23%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 49% of applicants
SAT Reading 660-770
SAT Math 660-770
SAT Writing 660-750
ACT Submissions 64% of applicants
Composite Score 30-33

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Carleton College Campus Life

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

27

Forbes Ranking

88%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

92%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2093
Living on campus
Transfer Students 9%
Under Age 25 100%
Gender Balance
Men
48%
Women
52%

Student Diversity

59%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
62.64%
Unknown
17.92%
Asian
8.41%
Hispanic or Latino
7.07%
Black or African American
3.73%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.10%

Carleton College Graduation Success

96%

First Year Student Retention

88%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$52,600

Average Salary After Graduation

About Carleton College

Address

One North College Street
Northfield, MN

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify