Carleton College Visit Report by 57special
Information Session: Yes - Info session by a former Carleton grad who works in admissions, originally from Boston. Had some very funny things to say about Carleton( we were nerdy before it was cool to be nerdy) and Minnesota.
Campus Tour: Yes - Good tour. Library impressed, dining room food was excellent, grounds were charming. Admissions office was small and welcoming.Baseball field was decent but stands were laughably small.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Son said it was mainly lecturing in his smallish modern History class.
Campus Visit Notes for Carleton College
For such a small school, the Library was very welcoming and impressive. I could see spending a lot of time in there comfortably. In general, we failed to find one pretentious person. Our tour group included people from LA, Chicago, and Atlanta. All seemed charmed by the school, from the admissions/front desk person to the dining hall workers. Seemed to be a mix of students. There were definitely students "of color", whether it be Indian, AA, Asian, etc, but there were also athletic types, slovenly just got out of bed types, low key, fit and smart types.
I would not call it a preppy place, nor one that has a lot of button down or glitzy types.
Genuine, maybe? There was a trace of desperation on the faces of a few...no doubt the procastinators among them worried about deadlines...it takes one to know one.