Tool December 2016

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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 57.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 59.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 38.79%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 53.02%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 91.81%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 33.45%
SAT I Math score 700+: 59.79%
SAT I Math score 600+: 93.24%
ACT score 24-29: 24.31%
ACT score 30-36: 73.61%
ACT score 24+: 97.92%
Students applied: 6,722
Students admitted: 1,388
Admission rate: 21%
Students per faculty: 9
4-year graduation rate: 90.9%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 96%
Full-time enrolled men: 969
Full-time enrolled women: 1,028
Part-time enrolled men: 2
Part-time enrolled women: 15
Total enrollment: 2,014

COSTS

Tuition: $50,580
Room and board: $13,197
Est. book expense: $822
Fees: $294
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $36,482
Average non-need-based aid: $3,078
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
14
Average aid package: $55
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,111
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 55%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
14%
% receiving student loans: 41%