Carleton College

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#71, overall score 55.75/100

Fun Fact:

The annual Rotblatt softball tournament begins at sunrise and lasts one inning for each year since the school was founded in 1866. Participants traditionally bat and field with a beverage in one hand.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Northfield, Minn.
  • Region: Midwest
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,105
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 150
  • Jewish population share: 7%
  • Student origin: 15% in-state / 85% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Carletonian
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Knights
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: CUT / Syzygy

COST & AID Score: 9.17/15

  • Score: 9.17/15
  • Tuition: $52,782
  • Room & board costs: $13,632
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $42,019
  • Average loan debt: $21,035
  • Starting median salary: $53,800

ACADEMICS Score: 20/20

  • Score: 20/20
  • Acceptance rate: 21%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Median SAT range: 1360-1530
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 4
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: J Street U
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 10.67/11

  • Score: 10.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 4.28/1,000 students (medium low)
  • City crime rate: 11.10/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 4.92/34

  • Score: 4.92/34
  • Hillel: Jewish Students of Carleton
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No

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