What would you tell a prospective student about Carleton?
I remember the brochures stressing the humility of Carleton students, which I think I didn’t believe, because it’s sort of an oxymoron to declare in an admissions brochure that students are humble. I’d just like to say that I’ve found this to be 100 percent true. No one brags about their accomplishments or tries to one-up anyone else in terms of how hard their classes are or how much stuff they’re doing (which I saw in high school all the time). Even when people have genuinely amazing skills, they tend to downplay them. The result is that you feel like you’re going to a school full of perfectly normal people who just happen to do really impressive things.