Class of 2014 Profile: Highlights
The 518 students who enter Carleton in September 2010 number 247 men and 271 women. They were selected from a pool of 4,885 applicants and represent 45 states and 23 countries.
- 8.5 percent are international students.
- 78 percent of ranked students graduated in the top tenth of their class;
- 91 percent were in the top fifth. (Class rank chart)
- 11 percent are the first generation of their families to attend college.
- 22 percent are African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano, or Native American.
- 60 are National Merit Scholars,
- 9 are National Hispanic Recognition Scholars, and two are National Achievement Scholars.
- 14 percent speak a language other than English at home.
The class has undertaken an impressive array of endeavors in its pre-Carleton days.
Someone in the class:
- Wrote a grant proposal and secured $10,000 for promoting blood donation
in San Francisco
- Appeared in Teen Vogue’s “Designer Spotlight” for her unique found-item headbands
- Played as the youngest member on the world-championship-winning U.S. National U20 Ultimate Frisbee team
- Earned a place as an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist for research on maximizing yeast viability after cryopreservation
- Won Nature’s Best Photography’s competition in the youth category, which had more than 17,000 entries
- Is certified as an open water, night, and research diver.
Financial Aid Facts
- Carleton met the full financial need of all admitted students.
- 266 members of the class are receiving more than $7.1 million in need-based Carleton grants.
- The average need-based Carleton grant is $26,520.
- The average need-based financial aid award is $35,974, including grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.