Carroll College
Year established: 1846
Type of school: college, private (nonprofit)
Programs: 4-year undergraduate, graduate school
Religious affiliation: yes, Presbyterian (U.S.A.)
Campus enrollment: 3,292 students
Coeducational information: coeducational institution, founded as coeducational institution
Location description: in or near a large town (pop. 25,000-75,000)
Application fee: $0

Street address: Carroll College
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
Mailing address: Carroll College
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
Main telephone numbers: 800 227-7655
800 CARROLL (toll free)
262 524-7139 (fax)

Carroll College
Main homepage:

SAT number: 1101
ACT number: 4570
FAFSA number: 003838
FICE number: 3838

The oldest college in Wisconsin is waiting for
you in Waukesha. Carroll College has a
tradition of providing a liberal arts education,
rooted in the Presbyterian church, preparing
our graduates for career and personal
success. Located 15 minutes west of
Milwaukee, you are at the doorstep of the
largest metropolitan area in the state, drawing
upon it, to build a resume that gets you
noticed. When you take a break from building
your resume, you can build quite a list of
activities to participate in.

Carroll is your gateway to the dreams and
aspirations you are attending college for.
Whether you want to be a Physical Therapist,
or have absolutely no idea what you want to
do, use our liberal arts curriculum to gain
flexibility in career options. Be taught by your
academic advisor on a daily basis about
internship opportunities. Gain the academic
knowledge necessary to be successful, as
well as leadership skills, global awareness,
and lifelong friendships.

The admissions information below is valid for the 2006-07 academic year.

Carroll College
Admissions officer: James V Wiseman, VP Enrollment,
Vice President of Enrollment
Contacting the office: 262 524-7220
800 CARROLL (toll free)
262 951-3037 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? no
Priority filing date for fall: April 1
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 3%
Application fee: $0
Is the Common Application form accepted? yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum composite ACT score of 18 (combined SAT I score of 850), rank in top half of secondary school class, and minimum 2.5 GPA recommended.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: recommended
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: recommended
Off-campus interview: can be arranged with admissions representative
Visit for interview by: July 1
Standardized test requirements: SAT I considered if submitted, ACT considered if submitted, SAT I or ACT required, SAT II considered if submitted
School's test preference: ACT
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: counseling
Dates test scores should be received: July 4 for SAT I/ACT, July 4 for SAT II
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 recommended
History: 3 recommended
Math: 4 recommended
Science: 2 recommended
Social studies: 2 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank very important
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.2
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 94%
Percent of student body in each high school class rank: Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 79%
Bottom half: 21%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 90%
Average ACT: 22 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 20 - 25
Test taken by majority of applicants: ACT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 3%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 97%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: no set date

Number of completed applications received: 2,676
Number of applicants offered admission: 1,971 (74%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 691 (35%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 85%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 23%
Tuition deposit amount: $200, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount: $100, refundable ?
Admission may be deferred: yes, up to 2 years

Semester/term begin dates: in early September and mid-January.
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students held in August, September, and February.
Number and length of summer sessions: Three summer sessions, one of three weeks and two of six weeks each.

Majors with the highest enrollment: business administration/management, nursing, psychology
Majors with the lowest enrollment: Spanish, environmental science, liberal studies
Average freshman GPA: 2.6 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 77%
Student:Faculty ratio: 18:1
Total faculty: 110 men, 136 women, 246 total
Full-time faculty: 59 men, 52 women, 111 total
Part-time faculty: 87 men, 88 women, 175 total
Graduation rate: 59% within six years

Carroll College
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: not required for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: no
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.75

Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, independent study, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Minors offered in accounting, art, biochemistry, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computer/information sciences, criminal justice, economics, English, earth science, ethics, French, geography/environmental studies, German, health education, history, human biology, international relations, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, religious studies, secondary education, sociology, Spanish, and theatre arts.
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-theology, pre-optometry
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs: Washington Semester (American University), Sea Semester
Other special or unique academic programs:
New Cultural Experience Program trips to: Belize, China, England, Germany, Italy, Russia and Central Asia, South Africa, Mexico, Alaska, France, Australia, Poland, Hungary
Army ROTC: offered off-campus
Air Force ROTC: offered off-campus

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business/Information Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Educational Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Graphic Communications
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • International Relations
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Paralegal
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical/Health Education
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies
  • Renewable Resources
  • Small Business Management
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering & Applied Mathematics
  • Theatre Arts
  • Writing

Credit placement options:
  • placement for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • credit for CLEP general
  • credit for CLEP subject
  • credit for DANTES
  • placement for school's own challenge exams
  • credit for relevant military experience
  • credit for relevant life experience
  • placement for international baccalaureate

The financial aid information below is valid for the 2007 academic year.

Financial aid officer: Dawn M. Scott,
Director of Student Financial Services
Contacting the office: 262 524-7296
FAFSA number: 003838

Undergraduate tuition: $20,400; $20,400 out-of-state
Additional required fees: $500
Book fees: $1,036
Miscellaneous expenses: $2,208
Other expenses: Transportation, misc. expenses
Combined room and board expenses: $6,350 - $6,350


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date

Date award notification begins: February 15
Applied for financial aid:
91% of first-year students
95% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
77% of first-year students
77% of full-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
100% of first-year students
100% of full-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
100% of first-year students
100% of full-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
77% of first-year students
74% of full-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
100% of first-year students
100% of full-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
50% of first-year students
72% of full-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
100% for first-year students
100% for full-time undergraduates
0% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$15,067 for first-year students
$14,979 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
$11,657 for first-year students
$10,566 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$2,815 for first-year students
$3,747 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$1,815 for first-year students
$3,072 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
26% of first-year students
27% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
$8,675 for first-year students
$7,818 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
0% of first-year students
0% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
$0 for first-year students
$0 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program: yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study: 100%

Types of loans available:
  • FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • State Loans
  • College/University Loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need: no
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 70%
Average student debt upon graduation: $19,798
Types of payment plans:
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • special achievements/activities
  • special characteristics
  • ROTC scholarships
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students: 0%

Total undergraduates: 999 men, 2,018 women, 3,017 total
Full-time undergraduates: 801 men, 1,647 women, 2,448 total
Part-time undergraduates: 198 men, 371 women, 569 total
Total graduate students: 58 men, 217 women, 275 total
Full-time graduate students: 8 men, 39 women, 47 total
Part-time graduate students: 50 men, 178 women, 228 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 20
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Midwest
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 22%
First-year student breakdown:
3.7% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian or Pacific Islander
2.5% Hispanic
85.8% White (non-Hispanic)
1.3% total international (nonresident aliens)
5.3% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown
Undergraduate breakdown:
2.1% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.5% American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian or Pacific Islander
2.7% Hispanic
84.4% White (non-Hispanic)
1.5% total international (nonresident aliens)
7.7% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown

Campus size: 40 acres
City or town school is located in: Waukesha
Population of city/town: 65,000
Nearest major city: Milwaukee
Distance of nearest major city: 15 miles
Population of nearest major city: 600,000

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (60%)
  • women's dorms (10%)
  • other housing including Two on-campus houses, housing five students (30%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing: 85%
Percent of students who live in school housing: 49%
Percent of students who live off campus: 51%
Students required to live on campus: All freshmen and sophomores must live on campus unless living with family.
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: yes

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: no
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 250
Other computer facilities/services: Personal network storage for all students, staff, and faculty, backed up daily. Departmental servers for Computer Science and Health Science. Non-fee printing in all computer classrooms and walk-in labs. Checkout laptops for staff, faculty, and students. Laptop labs in several departments. Computers specifically dedicated to research lab equipment. Free antivirus software to campus community. Computer purchase plan for campus community. Internet access to e-mail and network storage.
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes
Additional library facilities/collections:
Archives, Special Collections, Learning Commons, Coffee Shop

Remedial learning services:
writing, math
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Counseling services:
minority student, career, personal, academic, religious
Career placement services:
internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tutors, interpreters for hearing-impaired, adaptive equipment
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: mostly

Number of social fraternities on campus: 2
Percent of men who join fraternities: 5%
Number of social sororities on campus: 4
Percent of women who join sororities: 6%
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station
School newspaper(s): The New Perspective (bi-weekly); Century Magazine (annually)
Total number of registered organizations: 40
Campus-based religious organizations:
Christian Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, nondenominational and interfaith groups, Catholic and Lutheran ministries
Minority student organizations:
Black Student Union, Latin American Student Organization, International Student Organization
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Carroll Players, team managers, alternate lifestyle organization, commuter organization, college activities board, residence hall association, Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Kris Jacobsen,
Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics: Jane Hopp
School colors: Orange & White
School mascot: Pioneers & Lady Pioneers
Athletic conference memberships: Midwest Conference (Division III)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballno 
Men's basketballno 
Men's cross-countryno 
Men's footballno 
Men's golfno 
Men's soccerno 
Men's swimmingno 
Men's tennisno 
Men's track and field (indoor)no 
Men's track and field (outdoor)no 
Women's basketballno 
Women's cross-countryno 
Women's golfno 
Women's soccerno 
Women's softballno 
Women's swimmingno 
Women's tennisno 
Women's track and field (indoor)no 
Women's track and field (outdoor)no 
Women's volleyballno 

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 30%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports: 16%
Athletic facilities:
Van Male Field--football & soccer
Van Male Fieldhouse--basketball & volleyball
Frame Park--baseball
Kilgour Field--softball
Kilgour Tennis Center

Intramural/Recreational sports:
Men--5 on 5 Basketball
Women--5 on 5 Basketball
Coed--Flag Football, Sand Volleyball, Water Polo, Outdoor Tennis, Indoor Tennis, Indoor Volleyball, Game Night, Tavern Triathalon(pool, ping pong, foosball), Outdoor Soccer, Softball

Club sports for men:
No Club Sports

Club sports for women:
No Club Sports

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Milwaukee (20 miles)
Nearest other airport: Chicago (90 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Milwaukee (15 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service: Waukesha (1 mile)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus: 45%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: fair
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: no

Percent of graduates who enter job market in field related to major: 59% within one year of graduation
List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:
Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Aurora Health Care, Froedert Hospital, ASI Intelligraphics, Bank One, Dean Witter Reynolds, Envirex Inc., GE Medical Systems, Northwestern Mutual Life, Quad/Graphics, Children's Hospital of WI, Universal Electric Inc., Dell Computers, The Roberts Group, Inc., My Home Your Home, Inc., Laurel Pub Company, Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik, and Associates, Wisconsin Athletic Club-Wauwatosa, Johnson Controls Inc., Memorial Hospital of Burlington, American National Bank, Loving Hands, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Peters and Associates, Columbia St. Mary's, Bay Breeze Resort, J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy, UW Hospital and Clinics Transfusion Service, Boelter Companies, Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex, R&R Insurance Services Inc., Network Promotions, Assurant Health, Rock Valley Community Programs, Guaranty Bank, US Postal Service, Advanced Physicians Group

The transfer admissions information below is valid for the 2006 academic year.

Transfer applicants are accepted: yes
Number of transfer applications received: 649
Number of transfer applicants offered admission: 322 (50%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled: 213 (66%)
Percent of all new students who were transfers: 20%

Terms for which transfers may enroll: fall, winter, spring, summer
Minimum number of credits applicant needs to apply as a transfer student: 0
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript required of all
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement recommended of some
  • interview not required
  • standardized test scores recommended of some
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) recommended of some
Minimum high school GPA required for transfer applicants: 2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants: 2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Closing date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for winter, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Notification date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for winter, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit: C
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred: 64 credits from a two-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school: 32 to receive a bachelor's degree

International student contact: Cathleen Morris, Ph.D.,
Director of International Student Programming
Contacting the office: 262 524-7634

Number of foreign countries represented: 26

Preapplication form is required of foreign applicants: no
A separate international application form is required: yes
Application closing dates: September 1 for fall, January 3 for winter, January 3 for spring, May 15 for summer
Advance deposit is required of foreign applicants: yes
Test preference: ACT
Minimum TOEFL score: 550 paper, 213 computer
Special services offered for international applicants: special counselors/advisors, special orientation, International Student Organization

Nonfederal aid is offered to international students: yes
Number of international applicants who received aid: 33


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
Foreign Student's Financial Aid ApplicationN/AnoN/A
Foreign Student's Certification of FinancesN/AnoN/A

Learning disabled program contact: Andrea Broman,
Disability Services Coordinator
Contacting the office: 262 524-7335

According to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, "learning disabilities" is a "general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities." A learning disability is presumably due to central nervous system dysfunction, and is not primarily due to other handicapping conditions, environmental, or cultural influences. It is not a form of mental retardation, or an emotional disorder.
Institution accepts students according to the above definition: yes
Learning disabled program available: no program/support services
Total number of students in LD program: 19
Services available to LD students:
remedial math, remedial English, note-taking services, oral tests, tutors, reading machines, learning center, extended time for tests
LD students are tutored: individually and in small groups
A lighter course load is allowed for LD students: yes
Additional time to complete degree is allowed for LD students: yes
There are additional costs for LD students: no

Untimed tests are accepted: yes


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