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  • Evans Hall


    Residential life at Carleton is the heart of campus life. 90% of our students live in college housing, and they spend more time there than anywhere else on campus.
  • East Dining Hall pizza station


    On campus, enjoy full meals in our two dining halls, or grab a quick bite at the Sayles-Hill snack bar & grill. Off-campus, explore a full menu of restaurant options in Northfield and the Twin Cities.
  • Men's Cross Country Team

    Varsity Athletics

    Interested in competitive sports? Carleton offers 19 varsity athletic teams competing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), one of NCAA Division III’s best conferences.
  • Aikido at Carleton

    Rec Sports & Fitness

    Make fitness fun with Carleton's 50 student-organized Club Sports and an Intramural Sports league open to all...or work up a sweat with the training facilities and classes at the gyms and Rec Center.
  • Signe Swenson

    Arts - Visual & Performing

    Whether you want to create it, study it, or just sit back and enjoy it, you'll find the arts everywhere you look at Carleton.
  • Juggling F.I.S.H.

    Student Organizations

    You'll find every student organization you could imagine—and probably a few you never dreamed of—at Carleton, and plenty of media outlets for them all.
  • Students at the "Community day of Service"


    Carleton students collectively log around 4,000 hours of volunteer work each term, to the great benefit of the campus and surrounding community.
  • Wind Turbine


    With a wind turbine, a green roof, locally-grown food and even compostable utensils, we're doing all we can to keep our campus green.
  • Chapel

    Spiritual Life

    Carleton's student body is represented by virtually every religion in the world, and 75% of our students say that the primary goal in their education is to “develop a meaningful philosophy of life.”
  • Downtown Northfield

    Beyond the Campus

    Discover the small-town charm of Northfield, Carleton's historic home town--or venture a little further to the bright lights of the nearby Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • Dance, Dance!

    Students Say...

    What's it really like to live at Carleton? We asked current students to describe it in their own words.