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Why did you choose Carleton?

  • Emily Balczewski '16
    I wanted a school that would challenge me both inside and outside of the classroom and then offer support to allow me to grow academically and personally from these challenging experiences. Small classes, intimate professor relationships, and a kind and diverse student body are key to achieving this, and Carleton has all three!
  • Asim Manizada '13
    It came down to a very generous financial aid offer, strength of the mathematics and economics departments, and a positive campus climate.
  • Sam Chao '16
    I was looking for a small school where I would feel challenged but not pressured academically. I was also looking for a school that would let me pursue all of my interests - a double major, varsity sports, and theater - to the fullest. I visited Carleton, and after getting a taste of Minnesota nice and the scent of Malt-o-Meal in the air, I knew Carleton would be a good fit for me.
  • Kelsey Parsons '13
    From the first time I stepped on campus, I felt comfortable and at home. The people are friendly and engaging, the campus is beautiful, and it provides an excellent education. I don't think I can point to one thing that made me come to Carleton--my instincts told me it was right.
  • Marielle Foster '16
    Carleton hits the beautiful balance between intense learning and spontaneous, eclectic fun that creates a very positive, supportive and respectful community.