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Did you visit Carleton before applying?

  • Marlena Hartman-Filson '13
    My overnight stay on campus is what sealed the deal for me. I visited in January of February of my Junior year in high school, and I remember it was -17° with a -35° windchill on my tour (I was wearing jeans, a sweatshirt and a stocking hat). I spent two nights with soccer players and attended various classes and I was content. I thought, "Hey, if I'm this happy to be here and it's almost 'To Build A Fire' cold, this must be a really great place." And that was that.
  • Emily Balczewski '16
    When I visited during Admitted Students Weekend, I audited a 300-level Computer Science Course, with zero previous Computer Science experience. By the end of the lecture, I felt like I had a deep understanding of the material...and had a blast while learning it. That's what Carleton is about: awesome profs, awesome classes, and learning unexpected things in enjoyable ways.
  • Anna Chance '15
    My first visit was not an accurate picture of the college—I was just in town to see St. Olaf, and drove by Carleton and only really saw Musser. But I came back after applying to both schools (my college counselor convinced me that Carleton was a great fit for me) and stayed overnight at both places ... and that changed everything! The students at Carleton were lively and involved and fun-loving and creative. They also were really genuine and wanted to get to know me even though I was just a prospie. No other school that I visited really cared that I was there.
  • Sam Chao '16
    I came to Accepted Student Days, and I remember being stunned by how excited everyone was to see prospies. All of the Carls were really welcoming and eager to convince us why Carleton was the best school.
  • Kelsey Parsons '13
    I visited the campus twice and stayed overnight once. I stayed on a Sunday night, and I definitely got a taste of a typical day in the life of a Carleton student. My host, Dana, had to meet with a group to study for a Bio test. Meanwhile, her roommate spent several hours working on an English paper that she couldn't get just quite right. At the same time, several of their floormates watched a movie while finishing homework in the lounge. I didn't know it at the time, but this was exactly how most Sunday nights at Carleton would be for me.