Carleton College - Appearance of Campus



Rating Posted By Comment
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
57special
April 14 2017
Clean, nice lake/pond with bridges spanning it, and woods surrounding campus. Smaller scale buildings ranged from older to modern. Pleasant greenspaces. Most bldgs. are a 5 min. walk away. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
eyrar99
February 23 2016
It was winter, so hard to really say what it looks like in the warmer months. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
catherinee37
December 10 2014
Absolutely stunning in every way. [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
Katycollege16
October 19 2013
I know that architecture and design is important to me yet I found many or the buildings very dark and depressing. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
efarn13
July 05 2012
Visited in both summer and winter - both were beautiful. Chilly in January, yes, but the four seasons really flourish in MN. A gorgeous chapel is the centerpiece, and each building has a personality. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Gedaechtnis
January 15 2011
Buildings a tad random, but overall fine. Arboretum adds to atmosphere. Unless you care passionately about architecture, the buildings won't make a difference. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
Apollo6
July 26 2010
Quirky - campus has multiple architectural styles and appears to have been randomly added to over the years. Space does not suggest any master plan or design. Most green space is in outlying arboreum [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Youdon'tsay
April 30 2010
We were there on a gorgeous spring day. Everything looked quite nice. Glad I won't be there in the winter. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Keilexandra
November 01 2009
Not a brand-new campus, nor a perfectly uniform one architecturally. Many of the major buildings, including the two brand-new dorms, are attractive red brick in the Neo-Gothic style. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
reesezpiecez103
April 15 2009
I love Carleton and I'm sure it's gorgeous in the summer...unfortunately, I visited in April, where everything is grey and the grass and trees are dead, but the layout was nice. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
NaNNa
December 23 2008
Most of the campus is so beautiful, but there are a few HIDEOUS buildings that really don't match. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
birdhouse
November 05 2008
Minnesota is pretty in the fall -- the leaves are so many colors. Carleton's buildings were very well-kept; I liked the architecture (though Watson wasn't so impressive). [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
magneticpoet
October 15 2008
I love Carleton's campus. There are a couple of unfortunate architectural remnants from the 70s, but the trees and other buildings are so beautiful that it just doesn't matter. The campus is [View Full Report]
1 - Poor
1 - Poor
starbucks08
October 15 2008
ughhhh ugly. It needs more buildings. Check my "Campus Tour" above. Libe is good though. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
arkitex
October 26 2007
Quintessential "collegiate" feel. Brick and stone buildings, everything well kept. Didn't hurt that the trees were changing color almost before our eyes. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
fhqwgads2005
June 25 2007
It is a nice looking campus surrounded by a nice neighborhood and great little town. It was quite beautiful in May. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
stepherzzz
June 14 2007
The campus is beautiful. The two lakes on campus are gorgeous and there are tons of ducks. The buildings all seem relatively old but well-maintained. I'm guessing it's stunning in winter. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Mmomm
April 14 2007
It's hard to imagine a more beautiful campus. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Ritafinn
October 29 2006
"The Bald Spot" is the site of pick-up games - iced over in the winter and otherwise available for Ultimate Frisbee etc. Lots of trees, open space. A commitment to working with sustainable energy. In the midst of farmland. [View Full Report]