Carleton is a small liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant Midwestern river town with lots of small-town charm. The college offers 33 majors and 38 minors 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. 70% of students will study abroad and over 75% of students participate in research during their four years. With the trimester system, students at Carleton cover a semester’s worth of material in a 10-week period, three times per year.
There is an 800-acre arboretum on campus where students take classes and conduct research, as well as run, ski, or hike. Carleton students are known to take advantage of various activities outside of the classroom. With over 250 student organizations available such as Juggling Club, Black Student Alliance and an on-campus radio station, 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: Midnight breakfast before finals, baking cookies at Dacie Moses House, and the Halloween concert and costume contest.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Carleton has two wind turbines that, combined, generate the equivalent of more than 50% of Carleton’s annual energy usage?