Carleton Cost of Living and How it Compares
Room, board, as well as other expenses can add up to a lot. How much does Carleton charge for these necessities, and how does this school compare to others?
Why Do Room and Board Costs Matter to Me?
Make a good college choice for yourself by taking the true cost of college into account. Start by understanding how much you'll be paying a year for housing, food, and more.
Room and Board Expenses & Costs
Housing and meal plans are priced out separately at Carleton. The average student paid $6,864 for housing and $6,333 for dining in 2016 - 2017.
The following table outlines average expected costs at Carleton College for meal plans, housing on campus and various expenses.
|Room and Board||$13,197|
|Other Living Expenses||$1,597|
|Books and Supplies||$822|
Planning on Spending Four Years in the Dorms? Estimated Cost is $69,525
There was an average 3.2% price change each year for the last five years in Carleton housing and dining costs. If current tendencies in housing and meal expenses continue, we expect current incoming first year students to pay $16,596 their first year of college. Two-year students would pay somewhere around $17,109 in their final year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will likely shell out $17,637 in their final year.
Bachelor degree students will end up paying a total of $69,525 in living costs by the time they complete their degree, while associates degree students will pay a total of $33,705.
Answers to Questions About Living on Campus at Carleton
|Are Freshmen Required to Live On Campus?||Yes|
|On-Campus Housing Capacity||1,857|
|Max Number of Meal-Plan Meals Per Week||20|
Campus Costs are Above Average
Carleton students pay $15,616 to live on campus, however the average student will pay only $14,288.