Carleton College Visit Report by nickknack

Visit to Carleton College in September 2007 by nickknack
(Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since October 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Trite, off-topic, dreary. Uninformative video followed by tedious, confusing lecture disguised as Q&A.

Campus Tour: Yes - Laid-back, students were natural, personal, and unscripted.

Classroom Visit: Yes - Anthropology 101 was entertaining, but apparently not representative of the regular difficulty of Carleton classes.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good




City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Northfield, MN is not a very happening place, but it's comfortable.

Campus Visit Notes for Carleton College


Visit Description:

45 minute drive from Minneapolis. Lots of near-campus on street parking. Info session not worthwhile, but I recommend a visit to the admissions office. The campus itself is picturesque and quintessentially Midwestern. Students and faculty were approachable, laid-back, and engaging. If you're visiting in the winter, please be cautious and bring a coat; Minnesota winters are beautiful but cold days are not to be trifled with.