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Carroll College is a private institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,464, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 63 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Carroll College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 1. Its tuition and fees are $27,914 (2013-14).
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Located in Montana's state capital, Carroll College is a private Catholic four-year college, ranked by U.S.News & World Report as the number-one regional college in the West and the top regional college Best Value School in the West. Students come to Carroll for its combination of top academic programs, affordable tuition with generous financial aid, and the deep sense of community and belonging the campus offers. The city of Helena's Western hospitality and economic strengths give Carroll students a warm welcome, with abundant employment opportunities, access to a healthy outdoor lifestyle, and plentiful entertainment, sports, arts and cultural offerings. The local business community, nonprofits and state government prize Carroll students as interns and employees, which builds strong resumes and often ends with firm job offers prior to graduation. As the center of Montana's political life, Helena is a natural fit for students desiring civic involvement or careers in public service, law, public policy or nonprofit advocacy.
Almost 80 percent of Carroll graduates earn their degrees in four years or fewer, which keeps tuition and other costs low for students while launching their careers sooner and improving their lifetime incomes. This, combined with Carroll's overall affordability, generous financial aid, personal financial aid planning and graduates' success in obtaining well-paying jobs, has made Carroll's student loan repayment default rate one of the lowest in the nation, a measurable indicator of Carroll student excellence, in college and beyond.
Community at Carroll extends across the globe, with students studying, interning, and serving internationally. The college's Engineers Without Borders chapter, Carroll Outreach Team and Campus Ministry all offer regular trips to Latin America, Europe, and Africa, where Carroll students and their professional mentors improve public health, build infrastructure and help solve local problems. Carroll is pleased to offer direct exchange programs in Chile, France, South Korea and Spain, while at the same time working with colleges and universities offering programs on six continents.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Carroll College, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 15. The application fee at Carroll College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||62.2%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Carroll College is 12:1, and the school has 65.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Carroll College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Education; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||44%|
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Carroll College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,464, with a gender distribution of 42.1 percent male students and 57.9 percent female students. At this school, 59 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 41 percent of students live off campus. Carroll College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Carroll College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Carroll College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Carroll College, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Carroll College.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Carroll College, 64.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,538.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$27,914 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,668 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data