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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 64.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 55.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 36.56%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 57.70%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 94.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 35.35%
SAT I Math score 700+: 58.01%
SAT I Math score 600+: 93.00%
ACT score 24-29: 20.07%
ACT score 30-36: 77.46%
ACT score 24+: 97.53%
Students applied: 6,297
Students admitted: 1,434
Admission rate: 23%
Students per faculty: 9
4-year graduation rate: 91%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 969
Full-time enrolled women: 1,075
Part-time enrolled men: 2
Part-time enrolled women: 11
Total enrollment: 2,057

COSTS

Tuition: $48,987
Room and board: $12,783
Est. book expense: $800
Fees: $276
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $34,050
Average non-need-based aid: $3,095
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
135
Average aid package: $38,623
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,129
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 55%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
15%
% receiving student loans: 39%