Carleton 101: Fast Facts about Carleton
Carleton students are bright, and approach learning with enthusiasm, energy, and playfulness.
|Total first-year students, fall 2011||526|
|National Merit finalists, Class of 2015||79|
|Top 5% of high school class||60%|
|Top 10% of high school class||78%|
|Top 25% of high school class||95%|
|SAT middle 50% range (math + verbal)||1350-1480|
|ACT middle 50% range (composite)||29-33|
|1st year retention||98.1%|
|4-year grad rate||92.5%|
Outside the Classroom
Carleton students are passionate about everything, inside and outside the classroom.
Cost should be no barrier to attending Carleton.
|Percentage of students receiving need-based aid||55.4%|
|Average need-based grant award||$29,471|
|Average need-based financial aid award||$33,708|
|Percentage of Class of 2011 who borrowed at any point||44%|
|Average loan debt, Class of 2010 (National average: $24,000)||$19,436|
|Last reported Stafford Loan default rate||0%|
Carleton's faculty are highly respected scholars and researchers, but above all, their first priority is teaching.
|Number of faculty members||212|
|Average class size||18|
|Faculty to student ratio||1:9|
|Hold the highest degree in their field||95%|
|Identify themselves as people of color||21%|
Our alumni are exceptional people who do exceptional things.
|Post-grad fellowships/scholarships (2010)||164|
|Fulbright scholars (2010)||13|
|National ranking for Fulbright scholars||4th|
|National Science Foundation (2010)||62|
|NCAA Postgraduate Fellowship||20|
|National ranking for academic doctoral degrees eared by graduates||3rd|
|National ranking in % of alumni giving to college||1st|