Carleton College Visit Report by arkitex
Visit to Carleton College in October 2007 by arkitex(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since August 03 2007 with 50 posts)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - D felt it was an engaging conversation.
Information Session: Yes - It was okay. After a while all the info sessions sound alike.
Campus Tour: Yes - Great tour done by two students. Best part of the visit. They were articulate, clear, funny, friendly, and informative.
Classroom Visit: Yes - The class was mid-discussion from a topic started in an earlier class (Philosophy). E appreciated welcoming atmosphere.
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Campus Visit Notes for Carleton College
Very impressed with school. Seemed a bit liberal to my D, but less than I expected. Lots of stories about streaking (again, back to the 70's?). There must be something about combining college age students, freezing temperatures, and extreme exhibitionism.
This is definitely a school for the serious minded student who doesn't mind a long winter. The students and faculty seem to be very physically active - saw lots and lots of joggers.
The Arboretum is impressive, although it was raining so we didn't go on the trails. Saw the golf course, too, which was really gorgeous.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We stayed at the Country Inn & Suites, which included breakfast. It was suitable for our needs and close to campus.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Ate at Rub-N-Stein. It was fine.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
They say there is a regular shuttle to the twin cities. Otherwise, automobile, bicycles, and your own two feet are it.