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Best Values in Colleges

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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)

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Carleton College is ranked 18 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 30 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 64%
Applicants who took ACT 55%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+58%
600-69937%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+58%
600-69935%
600+93%

ACT Score

30-3677%
24-2920%
24+98%

Students applied6,297
Students admitted1,434
Admission rate23%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate91%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,987
Fees$276
Room and board$12,783
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$62,846

Cost after need-based aid$28,796
Cost after non-need-based aid$59,751

Average debt at graduation$18,302

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$34,050
Average non-need-based aid$3,095

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,057

Full-Time

Men969
Women1,075

Part-Time

Men2
Women11

Freshmen retained97%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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