Carleton College welcomes Class of 2024

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Carleton welcomed the Class of 2024 to campus as the most diverse class in the college’s history.

9 September 2020 Posted In:
Class of 2024 Move-in day
Class of 2024 Move-in dayPhoto:

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Carleton welcomed the Class of 2024 to campus as the most diverse class in the college’s history. The incoming class of 459 students—of which 38 percent identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color—was selected from a pool of 6,892 applicants. Of these students, 17 percent are eligible for Federal Pell Grants and 14 percent are among the first generation in their families to attend college.

The class brings both academic and extracurricular strengths to campus. Among them, 69 percent graduated high school in the top 10 percent of their class, 31 are National Merit Scholars, and 13 are National Hispanic Recognition Scholars. Combined, the class speaks a total of 55 languages.

Along with their outstanding academic achievements, the Class of 2024 brings a variety of experience in extracurricular activities: 85 percent have dedicated their time to community service projects, 24 percent participated in an internship or research opportunity, 61 percent played varsity athletics, 44 percent have a background in music, 21 percent engaged in social activism, 38% were involved in STEM-related clubs or activities, and 48 percent had a paying job in high school.

The class is also geographically diverse, with students coming from ­45 states and 20 countries (8 percent are international residents). The state representing the most students is Minnesota (87), followed by California (54), Illinois (39), Texas (22), New York (19), Washington (19), Wisconsin (19), and Massachusetts (16).

Carleton met the full financial need of all students in the Class of 2024, including 284 students (62 percent of the class) who together are receiving more than $12.9 million in need-based Carleton grants. The average individual need-based grant award is $45,696, and the average need-based financial aid award is $55,159, which includes grants, scholarships, work study, and loans. The first day of classes for all Carleton students is Monday, September 14.

Class of 2024 Move-in day

#18 of 31
Class of 2024 Move-in day
Class of 2024 Move-in day
Previous image
Class of 2024 Move-in day
Class of 2024 Move-in day
Next image
Class of 2024 Move-in day

Class of 2024 Move-in day

Keywords:

08 September 2020