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Carleton Housing Costs

$8,115 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$7,260 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$933 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$1,782 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Do Carleton's Housing Costs Compare to the National Average?

There are additional expenses related to going to college in addition to tuition fees. Find out below just how much you will be having to pay to go to Carleton .

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Carleton Living Expenses Carleton offers students both housing and dining options. The on-campus housing expense for an average student was $8,115 in 2021, and the cost of an average dining plan was $7,260.

The table below shows standard predicted expenses at Carleton College for meal plans, housing on campus and additional expenses.

ExpenseOn Campus
Room and Board$15,375
— Housing      $8,115
— Meals      $7,260
Other Living Expenses$1,782
Books and Supplies$933

Over 4 Years You Could Pay About $78,080 for Housing, Food and Other Stuff

Room and board at Carleton have changed about 3.0% for each of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If current trends continue, incoming first year students in 2022 will spend about $18,644 in room, board and additional expenses in the first year of attendance. By their closing year an undergraduate might spend around $19,216 for a two-year degree, and $20,413 for a bachelor's degree.

The room and board total over the course of four years would be approximately $78,080; for two years it will be about $37,861.


* estimated

How to Finance Your Carleton Education?

More on Your Campus Home and Food Plan

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Carleton does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like Carleton that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at Carleton.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?Yes
On-Campus Housing Capacity1,854
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan20

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

With on-campus living expenses totaling $18,090, Carleton College is above the national average of $15,282.


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