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Carthage College is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,976, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 85 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Carthage College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 161. Its tuition and fees are $33,000 (2012-13).
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Carthage is a college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Carthage campus is situated within a 85-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. With an average class size of 17 students, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, Carthage attracts 2,500 undergraduate students from all parts of the world. Faculty members are hired from the top graduate schools in their disciplines. Career opportunities for Carthage graduates are superlative. Annually, more than 95 percent of new Carthage degree recipients achieve employment or continue in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
When applying to Carthage College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is July 19. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Carthage College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.5 percent and an early acceptance rate of 70.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||69.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Carthage College is 14:1, and the school has 64.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||48|
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Carthage College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,976, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. Carthage College is part of the NCAA III 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||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Carthage College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Carthage 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Carthage College, 66 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Carthage College.
|Students who have cars on campus||66%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Carthage College, 79.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,072.
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||$33,000 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,000 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data