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Carleton College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1866
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Trimester
Undergraduate student body: 1,980
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $649,831,871
Admissions Address

1 N. College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Website

http://www.carleton.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@acs.carleton.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Paul Thiboutot
Admissions office telephone: (507) 646-4190
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://apps.carleton.edu/admissions/overview/apply Tuition deposit: $400 (Refundable by September 13)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 32%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 49%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 30%
Total applicants: 4,450
Total acceptances: 1,405
Total freshman enrollment: 504
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 38%
Male applicants: 1,922
Male acceptances: 681
Male freshman enrollment: 232
 
Female applicants: 2,528
Female acceptances: 724
Female freshman enrollment: 272
Out-of-state freshmen: 77%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,304
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 361
Students enrolled from waiting list: 10

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 78%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 97%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 670 – 750
Math: 660 – 740
Combined: 1330 – 1490

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 57.1% 54.7%
600-699 34.5% 39.4%
500-599 7.9% 5.4%
400-499 0.5% 0.5%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 54%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 28 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 68.8% N/A N/A
24-29 26.5% N/A N/A
18-23 4.8% N/A N/A
12-17 0.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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