Carleton College Visit Report by fhqwgads2005
Admissions Interview: Yes - Interview was very relaxed. It was basically just a chance to ask questions and get some extra information. The interviewer was very helpful.
Information Session: Yes - The session was not very impressive. The guy really liked to talk about himself and get off track. Although these sessions are not typically very helpful. At least it was somewhat amusing.
Campus Tour: Yes - Campus tour was pretty good. 2 students walked around filming us for a class. I thought that was pretty interesting. We basically just went around to all the buildings and went in a dorm room.
Classroom Visit: Yes - I visited 4 classes, which is not typical. I had to hassle them a bit to do it, but they were happy to let me visit them. People were welcoming, and the classes were impressive. Students are engaged.
Campus Visit Notes for Carleton College
I think I probably have said it all. Well, maybe one thing. You should definitely pick up a copy of "the Carl". It is an arts and culture supplement in the weekly Carletonian student newspaper. It is possibly the funniest thing I have ever read. This confirms the quirkiness, and amount of intelligent humorous people there are at Carleton.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We stayed at a Super 8 less than 10 minutes away from the campus. It was pretty cheap, allowed pets, and was clean and quiet. Definitely sufficient.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
There were a couple really good Pizza places right downtown, and a very good Indian restaurant. We also found this bar and grill type place that was really good.