Skip Navigation

Did you visit Carleton before applying?

  • Acer Pahukoa '17
    I visited before I made a decision. I sat in a class -- I remember it was a political science class -- and all the students were engaged with the professor, just interacting so naturally. I really liked it. It was instant. I was also surprised by how friendly everyone was. Back home (in Hawaii), there can be a lot of skepticism about the mainland, as we call it. People tend to think it's all hard nosed individuals and everyone keeps to themselves, everyone just wants to get ahead. That's not the case here.
  • Kifaya Taha '17
    I had a great prospie experience. I stayed for two days and my host was so nice. It’s just a feeling you get. You feel like you belong. I definitely felt warmth from sitting in a class. Plus, it was a small class, and I like that about a liberal arts college. We’re a community here. It’s very warm, homey and comfortable. I remember that I got lost once while trying to find a building. I must have looked confused, and somebody came up to me and asked, “Do you need help?” Little things like that. People here are very open, very nice.
  • 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.
  • 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.