Carleton College

About Carleton College

Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. Carleton is a national college enrolling approximately 1,800 students drawn from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 30 foreign countries.

A four-year college, Carleton offers the bachelor of arts degree. Its students can choose from 34 major fields of study, as well as numerous special programs, area studies or concentrations.

Carleton College occupies more than 900 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area while preserving a collegial environment conducive to an intensive academic life.

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