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Carroll University is a private institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,233, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 116 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Carroll University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 38. Its tuition and fees are $27,724 (2013-14).
Carroll University is a private school located in the southeast corner of Wisconsin in the city of Waukesha, about 20 miles west of Milwaukee. Undergraduates at Carroll University can choose from more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs, with exercise, nursing, and business being the most popular majors. Graduate students can pursue master’s degrees in physical therapy, education, software engineering, business administration, and physician assistant studies.
Carroll students can get involved in more than 50 campus clubs and pledge with about six Greek-letter organizations. Students who want to help the community can explore the Volunteer Center, and those interested in backpacking, kayaking, and camping can check out the Carroll Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) program. Student athletes can get involved at the intramural level or play for the Carroll University Pioneers varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference. Notable Carroll University alumni include the late Donald Goerke, who graduated with a mathematics degree and went on to invent the SpaghettiOs pasta brand.
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In 1841, settlers living in the Wisconsin Territory community of Prairieville established the academy that five years later would become Carroll College. Soon after its founding, Carroll affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and adopted the motto, "Christo et Litteris," which means "for Christ and Learning." The college's early patrons believed that higher education would serve as an instrument for civilizing the wilderness, spreading the Gospel and planting the roots of democracy deep in the prairie soil. They also sought to provide for the prosperity of their children and future generations. As
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Presbyterian Church (USA)|
When applying to Carroll University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 4. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||78.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 4|
The student-faculty ratio at Carroll University is 15:1, and the school has 53.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Carroll University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; Psychology, General; and Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||42%|
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Carroll University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,233, with a gender distribution of 35 percent male students and 65 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus. Carroll University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Carroll University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Carroll University 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Carroll University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Carroll University, 81.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,594.
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||$27,724 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,299 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data