College Search
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Carleton College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 24 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Midwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $73,050)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,069)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 100 73 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 12 16 - Yes
Football 75 - - -
Golf 14 7 - -
Soccer 31 26 - Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 27 33 - -
Tennis 11 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.6%
Hispanic 5.4%
Non-resident alien 7.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 68.7%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 21
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 13
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Tanner
  • 5
  • The vast majority (I believe 99%) of students live in dorms on campus, or in townhouses owned by the school, so dorm life continues to be relevant to a student's…

  • Read More
  • Devin from Omaha, NE
  • 5
  • The college requires you live on campus until your senior year, and as a first year student a majority of my friends were those who lived on my floor. The…

  • Read More
  • Anthony from Haslet, TX
  • 4
  • There is an amazingly broad demographic in regards to the student enrolled at Carleton. No matter what you are interested in, everyone here is accepting and the environment couldn't be…

  • Read More
  • Marie from Minneapolis, MN
  • 5
  • The dorms are fantastic. They are all within an eight minute walk to any class/campus building. Dorm floors facilitate fun and friendship, and Carleton does a great job at pairing…

  • Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Marie from Minneapolis, MN
  • I am a past student here

    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. There is endless variety. You can choose to be a picky eater or try something new every day. Food is fresh and often showcases food from local farmers or the student-run Carleton farm.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Katherine from Ann Arbor, MI
  • I am a current student here

    There are two cafeterias on campus: LDC and Burton. Burton has better quality food, but LDC has more creative and vegetarian options. One can also eat at Sayles, which is open late and has tasty options like curly fries and burritos and the best smoothies ever. The food at Carleton is generally pretty healthy and local, especially at LDC.

    Read More
  • 5
  • Anthony from Haslet, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The dining hall reminds me of the dinning on a cruise. Different stations within the hall, all providing different daily menus. Everything is available, from vegetarian to Chinese.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Brittany from Evansville, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I had a scone from the little coffee shop on campus, and the staff there was VERY friendly and polite. We had a very nice conversation, and the food was good. Compared with how the food USED to be years ago when she attended, my aunt says the food there now is MUCH better, although its still not five class dining.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Kat
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are many different options in the dining halls.

    Read More
  • 3
  • Tanner
  • I am a current student here

    The company that runs the dining halls, Bon Appetit, does a very good job for feeding hundreds of students, three times a day. However, it can get old eating the same types of meals three times a day, seven days a week. Northfield has some great dining options when you want to eat out, most of which are in a five minute's walking distance from campus. The meal plans can be a little frustrating to deal with; although there are various combinations of the amount of meals you get per week, along with the amount of dining dollars you receive (to use at the café on campus, which sells food a la carte) all the plans cost the same amount of money per term, and if you live in a dorm on campus you have to be on a meal plan.

    Read More
  • 3
  • Devin from Northfield, MN
  • I am a current student here

    It gets old after a while, but when it is good it is fabulous. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, also a salad bar with fresh produce. A lot of ingredients are also local to promote sustainability.

    Read More
Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life