Carleton College

Overview

Carleton is a small liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant Midwestern river town with lots of small-town charm.  The college offers 36 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.  You also have the option of designing your own major, allowing you to pursue a field you are truly passionate about while leveraging the expertise of Carleton faculty.  Recent graduates have created custom majors like Neurolinguistics and Ethnomusicology. 

About 80% of Carleton’s campus is an arboretum, where students take classes and conduct research, as well as run, ski, or hike.  As such, Carleton students are known to take advantage of various activities outside of the classroom.  With 230 student organizations offered on campus, you will not only find your niche but also have the opportunity to explore new interests.  About 90% of Carleton students participate in intramural, club, or varsity athletics.  There are also traditions central to student life at Carleton: Silent Dance Party before finals, baking cookies at Dacie’s, and the Halloween concert and costume contest.

Did you know that Carleton has two wind turbines that, combined, generate the equivalent of more than 50% of Carleton’s annual energy usage? 

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