Carroll College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Carroll College Admissions Overview:

Carroll College admits over two-thirds of applicants each year, making it largely accessible. Interested students can submit an application through the school or with the Common Application--see below for more information about using that application. Applicants must also provide scores from the ACT or SAT, as well as letters of recommendation and high school transcripts.

Admissions Data (2016):

Carroll College Description:

Carroll College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts and pre-professional college located in Helena, the capital of Montana. Missoula, Bozeman, Great Falls, and Butte are all within an hour-and-a-half drive. The city has a wide range of eateries, shops, and cultural events. Outdoor lovers will find much to do in and around Carroll -- hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing, fly fishing, kayaking, camping, and so on. Carroll typically ranks well among colleges in the Northwest, and the school wins high marks for its value.

Students at Carroll can choose from 42 majors and 8 pre-professional programs. Nursing and business are the most popular. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Service and volunteerism are an important part of the Carroll experience. On the athletic front, the Carroll College Fighting Saints compete in the NAIA Frontier Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,380 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,192
  • Books: $1,250 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,584
  • Other Expenses: $3,200
  • Total Cost: $47,226

Carroll College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,151
    • Loans: $7,476

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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