Tool December 2017

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 39 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 49%
Applicants who took ACT 64%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+64%
600-69930%
600+93%

SAT Math Score

700+60%
600-69932%
600+92%

ACT Score

30-3677%
24-2922%
24+99%

Students applied6,485
Students admitted1,467
Admission rate23%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$52,476
Fees$306
Room and board$13,632
Estimated book expense$823
Total cost$67,237

Cost after need-based aid$28,855
Cost after non-need-based aid$62,653

Average debt at graduation$22,641

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$38,382
Average non-need-based aid$4,584

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,105

Full-Time

Men1,028
Women1,059

Part-Time

Men3
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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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