Carthage College

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2001 Alford Park Drive

Kenosha, WI 53140

Phone: (262) 551-8500
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Carthage College is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,950, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Carthage College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 167. Its tuition and fees are $34,850 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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 80-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 12:1, 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.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1847
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


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 70.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 70.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Carthage College is 12:1, and the school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.3 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 50%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Carthage College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,950, with a gender distribution of 46.4 percent male students and 53.6 percent female students. Carthage College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,047
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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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, 49 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Carthage College.

Students who have cars on campus 49%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Carthage College, 78.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,415.

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Tuition and fees $34,850 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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