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Best Values in Colleges

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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)

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Carleton College is ranked 22 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 37 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 61%
Applicants who took ACT 58%

SAT Verbal Score

700+63%
600-69930%
600+93%

SAT Math Score

700+63%
600-69932%
600+94%

ACT Score

30-3673%
24-2923%
24+95%

Students applied7,045
Students admitted1,476
Admission rate21%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,460
Fees$276
Room and board$12,366
Estimated book expense$794
Total cost$60,896

Cost after need-based aid$27,580
Cost after non-need-based aid$58,139

Average debt at graduation$18,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$33,316
Average non-need-based aid$2,757

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,045

Full-Time

Men955
Women1,070

Part-Time

Men5
Women15

Freshmen retained96%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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