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Carleton College

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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

100 South College Street

Northfield, MN 55057

United States

Phone: 507-222-4190

Fax: 507-222-4526

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Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Michele Kamen
Title:Visits Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Admissions Office
100 S. College St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Admissions Office Phone:8009952275
Admissions Office Email:vistadmissions@carleton.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Cowling Arboretum
Weitz Center for Creativity
Historic Goodsell Observatory
Japanese Garden
Recreation Center
Sayles Campus Center, Library
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Mall of America
Guthrie Theatre
Walker Outdoor Sculpture Garden
Science Museum of Minnesota
Uptown Area (Mpls)

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Varies
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:visitadmissions@carleton.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:May 1 - January 15
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Saturday Appointments Available:Yes
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Times:daily (morning and afternoon)
Email Address to Sign-Up:visitadmissions@carleton.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Coach Directly
Advance Notice:1 week
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:visitadmissions@carleton.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:visitadmissions@carleton.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:1-night stay; bring a sleeping bag or reserve a rollaway bed; 3 complimentary meals in the dining ha

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 35 miles from campus. Carleton offers a very limited schedule of rides between the airport and campus; call the admissions office to make arrangements. Taxi service runs from the airport to the College. Rental cars are also available at the airport. Amtrak trains serve Minneapolis/St. Paul. These trains generally arrive late at night; therefore, you should plan to stay overnight near the station and take a bus or taxi to Northfield the following day. Northfield Lines also has a bus service to campus.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From I-35, take Exit 69 to Minnesota Hwy. 19 and head east for 7 miles to Northfield. At the first stoplight (where Hwy. 19 merges with Hwy. 3), turn left. Proceed to the next stoplight (2nd St./Hwy. 19) and turn right onto 2nd St. You will come to a stop sign at Division St.; continue straight ahead up the hill on 2nd St. Turn left at College St., which takes you to campus and the admissions office.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
The Archer House (212 Division St.; 507-645-5661) is a restored turn-of-the-century inn just a couple of blocks from campus. Highlights are its convenient downtown location and gorgeous views of the Cannon River. Rates range all the way from inexpensive to expensive; special rates may be available during the week. The price includes continental breakfast.The Country Inn (300 Hwy. 3 S.; 800-456-4000) is 1 mile from campus. AmericInn (1320 Bollenbacher Dr.; 507-645-7761) is within three miles of campus. There are numerous hotels in the southern metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul that will be within 45 miles from campus.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Admissions Office
    100 S. College St.
    Northfield, MN 55057
    Phone: 800-995-2275
    Email: vistadmissions@carleton.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    No
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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