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Visiting Carleton

  • 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.
  • Kifaya Taha '17
    Did you visit Carleton before applying? Kifaya Taha '17 says:
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carleton students leap off the large Carleton sign at the College entrance.
    Carleton students leap off the large Carleton sign at the College entrance.
  • If this doesn't entice you to visit Minnesota, what will?
    If this doesn't entice you to visit Minnesota, what will?