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Reviews 420 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing varies at Carleton College from the awful Musser which is very cold in the winter and students get sick from the leaky windows to the beautiful Burton which is a lovely dorm.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life on campus at Carleton College, which is absolutely fine by me.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: We have some very serious athletes at Carleton College and the Division III sports program is growing. Football is probably not our best sport, however.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Studio Art program at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, is outstanding! The professors are all top educators and artists who enjoy teaching undergraduates and spend time with the small group of art students. The new Weitz Center for Creativity has a great deal to offer. Carleton College is a hidden gem of undergraduate arts programs!

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Great professors, tough but insightful curriculum, registration process is useful and makes sense, workload is very heavy.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, although my bike was stolen for a few days (and then returned!). Perhaps I should say borrowed, not stolen.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had thoughtful professors who really care about me and the rest of the students. One professor who was unorganized, but still tried very hard and was incredibly passionate.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't have much experience with this yet, but I think it will go okay.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Aside from the price, I have had incredible experiences with campus housing, which I hear from people at other schools is rate.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: People are really into intramural sports, especially ultimate frisbee.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Carleton. I have met amazing people and been intellectually stimulated. Also become involved in extra curricular activities and grown as a person.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and generally campus security is there in case of an emergency.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors genuinely care about students and are devoted to their time in the classroom. Profs are passionate about their field of study and do a wonderful job of transferring their knowledge and wisdom to the student body in an effective (yet intense) way.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Prior to attendance, most students assume Carleton grads lack in job prospects due to its relative anonymity among fellow high school students and peers. However, this is not the case once one advances to the working world. Carleton is nationally known as one of the top liberal arts schools in the country.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Have thoroughly enjoyed my first term, have not had any problems with campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports aren't too big on campus, but facilities are sufficient for use.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A ton of fun, education has surpassed my standards. I feel genuinely "smarter" after just my first 10-week term.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So happy I made the choice to come here -- was a tad bit concerned that it would be too "out-there" for me but it has been amazing so far.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Carleton is an incredible place to go to school--the people really care about academics, real issues, and each other. There are also literally hundreds of activities to get involved with, so there is pretty much something for everyone.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Top-notch professors, a generally positive and invigorating environment, an a great deal of interesting, bright, passionate peers. On the less positive side, the administration can be inflexible, drinking culture is at times overpowering, and the community, while on the whole accepting and open-minded, is less so than you would hope.

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4 College Junior

Majors: It was easy to get into my program once I showed I was a committed artist

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4 College Junior

Majors: The art program is great though it isn't a huge major at this college.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Being an art major is great -- they have good classes and teachers. The Weitz center could be closer to campus though.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are very good, particularly the arts ones.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The student hangouts are nice and they have events going on for students very frequently.

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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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