Carroll University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Carroll University
Carroll University. Photo Courtesy of Carroll University

Carroll University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 72%, Carroll University is open to the large majority of those who apply. Those with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Prospective students are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT--either test is accepted equally. Applicants can submit the Carroll University application, the Common Application, or the free Cappex Application. Additional materials include high school transcripts and a personal statement; check out the school's website for more information!

Admissions Data (2016):

Carroll University Description:

Established in 1846, Carroll University is one of the oldest four-year colleges in Wisconsin (Beloit College was also established in 1846). Carroll is a Christian liberal arts college located in the heart of Waukesha, a city located about half an hour west of Milwaukee. Students come from 24 states and 25 countries. The academic experience is built upon Carroll's "Four Pillars" -- integrated knowledge, gateway experiences, lifelong skills and enduring values. Many of the most popular majors are in professional fields -- business, nursing, exercise science and education. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with about 50 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Carroll University Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference. The university fields ten men's and ten women's Division III sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,491 (3,001 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,388
  • Books: $1,078 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,264
  • Other Expenses: $2,402
  • Total Cost: $43,132

Carroll University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,469
    • Loans: $8,948

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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