- Class: Freshman
- Gender: M
- High School: Packer Collegiate Institute
- Transfer Student: N
Best parts about Carleton are the professors and academics as well as the academic atmosphere. You get what you paid for in a lot of senses. Minnesota is cold and Northfield is small but there is plenty going on on campus and it doesn't bother people much, even people from the city like me. If we could change one thing, we'd figure out how to convince more attractive females to come. The school is big enough that you meet new people often. There's a fair amount of school pride but it is more often reflected outside of sporting events.
We call our professors by their first name and they all know our names. They usually invite us to their houses at the end of each term and class sizes are usually under 25. The academics are strenuous and many people struggle to accommodate but there are tons of outlets and resources for student help like the math skills center, the write place, professors office hours, TA sessions and office hours. There is a large variety of classes and people take courses across many disciplines. We feel that our Carleton degree will set us up extremely well to get a top notch job when we graduate.
The student body is mostly liberal, white and middle to middle/upper class. There is diversity and minority, LGBT, international and other groups on campus have a strong presence. I can imagine that politically conservative and religious people might feel out of place here. Students are very laid back and there are few social barriers between grades. Dining halls and dorms are non-divided by class. Students are from all over the country and world and this is why much diversity is evident.
The Best Things
Academics and social life
The Worst Things