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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 34 - Carleton College


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Carleton College is a private liberal arts college located in Northfield, Minnesota. It is widely regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States, with a strong reputation for academic excellence and a commitment to social justice and community engagement.


Notable alumni include Zack McGowan (actor), Peter Tork (bassist of The Monkees) and Max Bacus (longtime US Senator from Montana).


There are several unique features of Carleton College that set it apart from other colleges:

  • Academic Programs: Carleton College offers a wide range of academic programs, including 33 majors and 31 minors. The college is known for its strong programs in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and has a reputation for academic rigor .

  • Faculty: Carleton College has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1, which allows for close interaction between students and faculty. The college has a highly qualified faculty, with 98% holding a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field .

  • Commitment to Diversity: Carleton College is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. The college has a number of initiatives aimed at promoting diversity, including the creation of a Center for Community and Civic Engagement, which works to promote social justice and community engagement .

  • Location: Carleton College is located in a small town in Minnesota, which provides a unique setting for students. The college is situated on a 1,040-acre campus that includes a 880-acre arboretum, which provides opportunities for outdoor recreation and environmental education .

  • Senior Integrative Exercise: Carleton College requires all students to complete a senior integrative exercise, which is a capstone project that allows students to integrate their learning from across their academic career. This project can take many forms, including a research paper, a performance, or a creative work.

Carleton College had an acceptance rate of 18% in 2021. Students that got in have an SAT score between 1430–1540 or an ACT score of 32–35.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.carleton.edu/admissions/ Go Knights!


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