Students Say

Lutheran-affiliated Carthage College is “a small, friendly school where you can get a more personalized education than you would get at a large university.” Scholarships are generous, “classes are small,” and a broad set of general education requirements ensures that students here receive “a well-rounded liberal arts education.”

Overview

Applicants
7,174
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.31

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Lutheran-affiliated Carthage College is “a small, friendly school where you can get a more personalized education than you would get at a large university.” Scholarships are generous, “classes are small,” and a broad set of general education requirements ensures that students here receive “a well-rounded liberal arts education.” There’s a January term that allows students to study abroad or focus on one unique course on campus (anything from contemporary Spanish film to how to build a robot). Also, virtually all students graduate in four years. Student opinion concerning the faculty is mixed. There are plenty of “knowledgeable and effective teachers” who “love what they’re doing” and are “always willing to help outside of class.” Other professors aren’t as impressive. “I’ve stumbled upon a few professors who are probably related in some way to Mrs. Donavan, Charlie Brown’s teacher,” relates a classics major. The administration does a decent job. “It seems like everyone is on your side and is willing to do anything for you to accomplish what you want,” notes one happy biology major. However, “a lot of business office-related things get messed up.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
330
with Terminal Degree
160

177
Men
153
Women
27
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic Communications, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious Education

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Laurel Bates
Fulbright Scholar

A. W. Clausen
CEO(ret.)Bank America,Pres.(ret.) World Bank

John M. Hay
U.S. Secretary of State

Masato Mizuno
President and CEO, Mizuno Corp.

Edward Smeds
President(retired), Kraft Corp.

Sarah Vokes
Truman Scholar

Debra Steigerwaldt Waller
CEO, Jockey International

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,778

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,122

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,589

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,856

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,654

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,570
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,600

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Student at Carthage frequently hail “from the suburbs surrounding Chicago” and Milwaukee and they “tend to be fairly affluent.” As you would expect, “Some students are underachievers; others are overachievers,” however “Most are religious.” This is a very athletic campus and many of the undergrads here are “involved in some sort of sport at some point during their four years.” Not everyone is an athlete, though. “I don’t get the idea that Carthage is teeming with jocks,” says a freshman. “Music and theater is just as big a deal as sports.” Some students tell us that it’s okay to be odd here. “The student body is very nonjudgmental,” they insist. Others assert that “atypical students stand out.” “People who live a more alternative lifestyle have a hard time loving Carthage,” cautions a junior. Whatever the case, most everyone seems able to find a niche. “If you find a decent group to explore your college experience with, this school can be a good time,” promises one student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,902
Out of State
68%

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

1.17%
Asian
4.74%
African-American
4.10%
Hispanic
77.62%
Caucasian
10.18%
Unknown

54% female
46% male
68% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The “lovely” and “very windy” campus of Carthage College is located “on the coast of Lake Michigan.” Students here like the fact that “you can walk to class in five minutes.” They don’t like the fact that “the dorms aren’t in the best condition.” Social life generally takes place on campus. There are several clubs and student organizations “that cater to the many diverse interests that Carthage students have.” “There are movie nights, concerts, mini festivals, dances, and dinners” as well. Music, theater, and intercollegiate sports are also popular. “Many people leave each weekend” either to go home or to visit friends at other schools in the area. Others take advantage of Carthage’s location roughly halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago. “We go on frequent trips to the cities,” says a junior. For students who stick around on the weekends, “hanging out in someone’s room and watching a movie or playing video games is very common” but “finding a party is never much of an issue.” Students wryly note that Carthage is possibly “the wettest dry campus.” Further afield, Kenosha is “very spread out” and, other than a few “hole-in-the-wall restaurants,” “there’s not a whole lot to do.” “It’s not the best college town,” admits a sophomore.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
67%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
90
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
7

11% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Red Men)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Lady Reds)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Marquette

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
CDW (Lenovo computers)

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joan Volmut
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140

Phone
800-351-4058

Email
visit@carthage.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center
Hedberg Library
A.W. Clausen Center for World Business
Oaks Residence Halls
Lake Michigan
Located midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage is easily accessibe by car, airplane and train. Our 95 acre, park-like campus is on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Chicago
Downtown Milwaukee
Outlet Malls in Kenosha. Gurnee Mills nearby.
Six Flags Great America
A wide range of outstanding restaurants in Kenosha
Other nearby attractions are listed at http://www.carthage.edu/admissions/visit/attractions.cfm

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri individual tours, Sat group visits
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Most Saturday mornings during the school year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@carthage.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Student must be admitted to Carthage.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Chicago Metra Northern Line ends in Kenosha and station is minutes from campus. Milwaukee Gen. Mitchell Airport 1/2 hr Chicago O'Hare Airport 1 hour. Greyhound and Wisconsin bus terminal minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Route 1 (City Drive): Take I-94 and exit at Highway 50 (Exit #344). Travel east for 6.4 miles on Highway 50 (75th St.) to Highway 32 (Sheridan Rd.). Turn left on Highway 32 and travel north for approximately 4.1 miles. The campus is located on the east side (along the lake). Route 2 (Country Drive): Take I-94 and follow the Carthage exit signs to Highway E (Exit #339). Travel east for 6.8 miles on Highway E to Highway 32. Turn right on Highway 32 and travel south for approximately one mile. The campus is located on the east side (along the lake).

Local Accommodations
Best Western Executive Inn 7220 122nd Avenue (I-94 and Hwy 50) Kenosha, WI 262-857-7699 (15 minutes from campus) Best Western Harborside Inn 5125 Sixth Avenue Kenosha, WI 262-658-3281 (5 minutes from campus) Comfort Suites 7206 122nd Avenue (I-94 and Hwy 50) Kenosha, WI 262-857-3450 (15 minutes from campus) Country Inn and Suites 7011 122nd Avenue (I-94 and Hwy 50) Kenosha, WI 262-857-3680 (15 minutes from campus) Holiday Inn Express 7887 94th Avenue (Hwy 50 one mile east of I-94) Kenosha, WI 262-942-6000 (15 minutes from campus) Microtel Inn and Suites 5419 Durand Ave. (Hwy 11 east of Hwy 31) Racine, WI 262-554-8855 (15 minutes from campus) Radisson Hotel and Conference Center 11800 108th St. (I-94 and Hwy 165) Kenosha, WI 262-857-3377 (15 minutes from campus) Racine Marriott 7111 Washington Avenue (Hwy. 20 west of Hwy 31) Racine, WI 262-886-6100 (20 minutes from campus)
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Key Stats

7,174
Applicants
2,902
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate

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