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Reviews 674 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Delicious but not too many ethnic options.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Great admin. Cares about student body.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Really fun and no peer pressure.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are some good restaurants but they can be pricey for a college kid

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Some good restaurants like Basil's and Chapatis are nearby

4 College Junior

Administration: Strict in a good way -- limits unnecessary fuss

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is very good at this school

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: The tech is okay in most places -- in Watson hall, eduoram can act up badly

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The best dining hall is Burton -- best variety. DC has some odd Asian food. Better sweets than main dishes

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms are very nice, while some are quite old and need better heating

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: It is pretty isolated, and in a small town, so there is not much going on past 10 off campus

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a thing, but just not something people regularly worry about

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The scholarships are pretty attentive to need, and it shouldn't be a problem for applicants.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are very large rooms and the dorms are always kept clean. The social atmosphere is great.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Good variety but the quality is usually lacking. Stick with pizza.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Lot's of variety but it doesn't have all the options you'd find at a larger school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had an internship where I worked in an office setting.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple good spots but nothing outstanding.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most people live on campus, but off-campus housing is available if you want it.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Amazing friends and professors, friendly and accepting atmosphere. Brimming with opportunities to do anything and everything. I wonderful place to explore more about yourself and the world.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm not sure yet, but it seems that many students go on to do work in their chosen field.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Fantastic Professors, Engaging Classes, Enthusiastic Student Body

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I haven't chosen a major yet

5 College Freshman

Administration: Students and the administration seem to get along well.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is support for people but it's not perfect

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Given Carleton's high percent retention rate, it's pretty evident that Carls are satisfied with their school. Most people are surprised at how accepting other students at Carleton are and how easy it is to make friends, no matter who you are. As long as you're accepting and understanding, you'll get along just fine. The main reason why people usually end up choosing Carleton is its academics, but the main reason they stay is because of the people. Unlike at larger schools, you will not get lost at Carleton unless you make a conscious effort to do so. Sure, the academics are stressful, but the friendships and life experience you'll gain at Carleton is invaluable.

There's the old cliché that college is the best four years of anyone's life. What makes Carleton unique is that the four years you spend here may be the most challenging and stressful years of your life, but the result will make you a complete, well-rounded, and prepared individual who's ready to go out and face the real world. Granted, you'll remember most of your time at Carleton fondly, but you'll never be able to truthfully say that those four consecutive all-nighters you pulled junior year were part of the best time of your life. After graduation, you'll thank Carleton for giving you the experience of completely working your tail off because just about any job you get afterwards will feel like a walk in the park (on a warm day, of course).

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