Admissions Information

Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Admission Informationhttps://www.carleton.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://www.carleton.edu/admissions/apply/steps/
Calendar SystemTrimester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 17.55% and the yield is 39.96%. 3,716 men and 4,199 women applied to Carleton and 675 men and 714 women students were accepted. Among them, 275 men and 280 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants7,9153,7164,199
Admitted1,389675714
Enrolled555275280
Acceptance Rate 17.55%18.16%17.00%
Yield 39.96%40.74%39.22%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 196 students (35% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 187 students (34%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 698. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 710 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 31 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing698760
SAT Math710790
ACT Composite3135
ACT Math2934
ACT English3235
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Carleton College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,208, ACT: 73 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Carleton College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Carleton Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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