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Why Carleton?

We're passionate

Professor in classroomWe love to learn. We have a passion for delving into the unknown to inspire new perspectives. We enjoy wrestling with ideas to make sense of the world. Carleton's faculty—known for its dedication to teaching undergraduates—truly shines in the classroom. Your student will be challenged in a rigorous academic setting by both a top-notch faculty and high-achieving peers. He or she will learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems creatively.

We're friendly

Friendship at CarletonPeople at Carleton are friendly and welcoming. We're grounded in the Midwestern values of hard work, compassion, and congeniality. During the four years your student will spend here, he or she will grow into a confident young adult through interactions with classmates who are diverse in race and ethnicity, and in geographic and socioeconomic background. Your student will build lasting relationships with peers and with faculty members in a safe environment.

We're fun

Carleton students are funCarleton students work hard. They also regularly make us laugh with their communal sense of humor. They easily poke fun at life and its interesting twists and turns, making for a lively, engaging campus environment. They can step out of their comfort zones and laugh at themselves, while still being confident in their work and their worth.

We're worthy of the investment

Student at commencementWe know that a Carleton education is an investment for your family. We take our commitment to you and your student seriously. We have high expectations of our students, and we help them meet those expectations in a collaborative, hands-on learning environment with exceptional peers and excellent teachers. Carleton students are supported as they take advantage of the many opportunities we offer—both on campus and abroad—that enrich their education and prepare them for life after college.