Carleton 101: Fast Facts about Carleton
Carleton students are bright, and approach learning with enthusiasm, energy, and playfulness.
|Total first-year students, fall 2015||498|
|National Merit finalists, Class of 2020||54|
|Top 10% of high school class||75%|
|Top 20% of high school class||97%|
|SAT middle 50% range (critical reading + math + writing)||1990-2250|
|ACT middle 50% range (composite)||30-33|
|1st year retention||96%|
|4-year grad rate||91%|
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||57%|
|Average need-based grant award||$38,450|
|Average need-based financial aid award||$47,006|
|Percentage of Class of 2011 who borrowed at any point||44%|
|Average loan debt, Class of 2014 (National average: ~$27,022)||$18,302|
|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||245|
|Average class size||16|
|Faculty to student ratio||1:9|
|Hold the highest degree in their field||93%|
|Identify themselves as people of color||24%|
Our alumni are exceptional people who do exceptional things.
|Fulbright scholars (2015-16)||12|
|National Science Foundation Fellowships (2007-2016)||88|
|NCAA Postgraduate Fellowship||20|
|National ranking for academic doctoral degrees earned by graduates (2004-2013)||5th|
|Alumni donating to Carleton (top 10 nationwide)||1st|