"Great minds think alike," the old saying goes. We disagree. In fact, we think disagreeing makes life more interesting. Like Carleton students themselves, this mural in the Sayles-Hill campus center (below) represents a lively, colorful diversity of opinions and origins.
Land of 10,000
Cookie cutters are fine for cookies. Not so great for people.
At Carleton, we think our student body should look a lot like the big, varied, weird and wonderful world outside. And once they're here, we think they should feel free to be who and what they are--so long as they let others do the same.
So we've got liberals and conservatives, rich and poor, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Druids and atheists. We've got students who come from 20 miles away and students from over two dozen countries. We've got opponents and proponents of just about every hot political or social issue (sometimes in the same dorm room).
OK, we do have one underrepresented minority: students who have absolutely no sense of humor. But they probably wouldn't like it here anyway.