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Carleton College

 

Carleton College

Carleton College

Carleton College is an independent non-sectarian, coeducational, liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. The college currently enrolls 1,958 undergraduate students, and employs 198 full-time faculty members. Steven G. Poskanzer is the current President. In 2010 U.S. News and World Report ranked Carleton College the 8th best liberal arts college in the United States and in 2011 US News ranked Carleton number one for undergraduate teaching at a national liberal arts college.

The Carleton College was founded on May 3, 1866, by the Minnesota Conference of Congregational Churches as Northfield College. Two local businessmen, Charles Augustus Wheaton and Charles M. Goodsell, each donated 10 acres (4.0 ha) of land for the first campus. The first students enrolled in fall 1867. In 1870, the first college president, James Strong, traveled to the East Coast to raise funds for the college. On his way from visiting William Carleton of Charlestown, Massachusetts, Strong was badly injured by a train. Impressed by Strong’s survival, Carleton donated US$50,000 to the fledgling institution in 1871, and the Board of Trustees renamed the school in his honor.
The college graduated its first class in 1874. The first two graduates, James J. Dow and Myra A. Brown, married each other later that year.

Carleton College Rankings in 2010

Carleton College Rankings in 2011

Carleton College Tuition and Fees

2008-2009 Tuition Amount
Tuition $37,845.00
Student Activity Fee $201.00
Room $5,223.00
20 Meal Plan (full board) $4,770.00
Total Due $48,039.00

Upper-Class Students

Fall Tuition  due August 15, 2008 Amount
Tuition $12,615.00
Student Activity Fee $67.00
Room $1,741.00
Board $1,590.00
Total Due $16,013.00

New Students

Fall Tuition due August 15, 2008 Amount
Tuition $12615.00
Student Activity Fee $67.00
Room $1741.00
Board $1,590
Sub Total $16,013.00
Minus Prepayment (due June 1, 2008) -($400.00)
Total Due $15,613.00

All Students

Winter Term Tuition due December 15, 2008 Amount
Tuition $12,615.00
Student Activity Fee $67.00
Room $1,741.00
Board $1,590.00
Total Due $16,013.00

All Students

Spring Term Tuition due March 15, 2009 Amount
Tuition $12,615.00
Student Activity Fee $67.00
Room $1,741.00
Board $1,590.00
Total Due $16,013.00

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