Carleton welcomes class of 2019

September 10, 2015

Welcome New Students! 

This week, Carleton College welcomed the Class of 2019 to campus; the 498 students were selected from a pool of 6,721 applicants. The incoming students represent 46 states and 26 countries (13 percent are international residents), with 78 students coming from Minnesota, followed by California (44), Illinois (42), Wisconsin (26), Massachusetts (23), Texas and Washington (22), and New York (19). Twenty-one students hail from China.

Twenty-six percent of the students identify themselves as people of color, 12 percent are among the first generation of their families to attend college, and 71 percent graduated at the top ten percent of their high school class.

Forty-six member of the Class of 2019 are National Merit Scholars, one in a National Achievement Scholar, and six are National Hispanic Recognition Scholars. Members of the class have participated in a wide variety of extracurricular activities: 86 percent participated in community service efforts; 65 percent were members of academic clubs; 56 percent played varsity athletics; 46 percent studied music; and 41 percent had a paying job while attending high school.

One quarter of the Class of 2019 speaks a language other than English at home, including Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Filipino, French, German, Greek,  Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Malayalam, Mandarin, Minangkabau, Nepali, Pangasinan, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts institutions, Carleton is a private, co-educational college of 2,000 students located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. High academic standards, an excellent faculty, a commitment to teaching and learning, and a diverse student body contribute to Carleton’s outstanding reputation.

Class of 2019 Infographic