Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)

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Carleton College is ranked 21 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 35 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 57%
Applicants who took ACT 59%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+53%
600-69939%
600+92%

SAT Math Score

700+60%
600-69933%
600+93%

ACT Score

30-3674%
24-2924%
24+98%

Students applied6,722
Students admitted1,388
Admission rate21%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate91%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,580
Fees$294
Room and board$13,197
Estimated book expense$822
Total cost$64,893

Cost after need-based aid$28,411
Cost after non-need-based aid$61,815

Average debt at graduation$20,063

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$36,482
Average non-need-based aid$3,078

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,014

Full-Time

Men969
Women1,028

Part-Time

Men2
Women15

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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