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Record low acceptance rate, record high diversity in 2023 admit pool

Carleton accepted 19.2 percent of applicants in this year’s admissions cycle, marking the college’s lowest acceptance rate to date. Admissions accepted 1,401 students from a pool of 7,321 applicants to the class of 2023, a three percent increase from last year’s applicant pool of 7,095 students, according to Vice President…

Carleton culture operates like an investment bank

You’re always on. You’re delivering for several clients on tight deadlines, all at the same time. Your work output comes before all else. You’re rewarded for your capacity to match high quality with high volume at a superhuman pace. If you slip up, don’t expect to catch up. Does this…

Making sense of Carleton’s endowment

Carleton’s endowment grew 8.4% in the most recent fiscal year, nearly tracking the national median for fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to the College’s Investment Office. According to investment firm Cambridge Associates, the median endowment return in the last fiscal year was 9.0%. Cambridge Associates monitors endowment returns across 160…

Making sense of Carleton’s endowment

Carleton’s endowment grew 8.4% in the most recent fiscal year, nearly tracking the national median for fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to the College’s Investment Office. According to investment firm Cambridge Associates, the median endowment return in the last fiscal year was 9.0%. Cambridge Associates monitors endowment returns across 160…

Disclosing my study abroad nightmare

How low does the bar have to be set for Carleton administrators to enact change in response to faculty wrongdoing? This is the question that lurked in the back of my mind as I witnessed a disaster unfold on my off-campus studies program last fall. I was a student on…

Prof Allegedly Implicated in Title IX Case to Return

Professor of Anthropology Jay Levi will return to teach during the 2018-19 academic year, according to next year’s course catalog. Last April, the Carletonian reported that Levi’s off-campus studies (OCS) program in Guatemala, originally slated to run this winter, was cancelled the same day that complainants in a Title IX…

Admissions & Financial Aid Committee Changes Middle-Income Standard

The Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (AFAC) has increased the “middle income” range in order to track national median income growth, according to recently approved minutes from a February 19, 2018 College Council Meeting. AFAC now defines middle income as annual household income between $42,000 and $170,000, and had previously…