Carroll University

1,046 reviews
  1. Waukesha, WI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Carroll University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
100 N East Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186

Carroll University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
888-1248
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,438/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,119/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,944/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,622/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,920/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,210/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,706Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Focused but able to enjoy themselves
    57%
  • Depends on major
    20%
  • Focused
    20%
  • Wanting to have fun, not study
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Small, Almost Everyone Knows Everyone
    53%
  • Not too big, not too small
    28%
  • Small, but big enough not to know everyone
    19%

After Carroll University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

1,046 reviews
  • Excellent
    101
  • Very Good
    341
  • Average
    501
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    21
First, Carroll University has an outstanding campus! It has beautiful white stone buildings and a great main lawn where you can lay to relax, play football, soccer,etc. or even do your school work. Second, they have so many organizations to get involved in. From sororities and fraternities to political and diversity organizations, they have it all. Lastly, the professors want you to succeed and encourage you to do better and encourage you to come to their office hours if you need help. Because of the small class sizes, the professors know you and are willing to help you with anything you need. I would highly recommend Carroll University to anyone!
  • Freshman
  • 13 days ago
As an employee of Public Safety for Carroll University, I have had a first hand experience and insight regarding the safety and security of the Campus. Campus crime is something that is an issue for the University, mainly vandalism, and outside harassment. We have many cameras, and several law enforcement officers working for the University, but the student safety worker presence is very minimal. Despite our best efforts to get more participation from the student worker pool on campus, many students are turned off by the idea of working for public safety. Although we are understaffed, we still do our best to patrol and provide safety services for students at all times.
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago
The sports teams at Carroll are seen as a recreational activity than a career path. Being in Division III, the teams are encouraged and play hard, but aren't focused upon regarding a students career. School spirit is supporting and lighthearted, and the athletic facilities are tailored to athletes. This does cause some issue with non athletes who wish to use the training facilities for exercise. Overall, the Carroll University Pioneers are a team meant to support the school, rather than something the school is meant to support like Division I sports teams.
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago