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  • 6 Perks of Small Classes

  • 1. You will bond with your professors.

    “By the second day of class, my professor knew everyone’s name. I could tell that he cared, and it felt pretty incredible.” — Jaclyn Wilks ’20

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  • 2. You will engage in class discussions.

    “I feel like what I’m saying matters.” — Kitara Harsh ’19

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  • 3. You will go to class.

    “In a lecture hall of 400 students, people don’t notice an empty seat. At Carthage, everyone notices.” — Taylor Bolyard ’18

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  • 4. You will connect with your classmates.

    “I’ve made a lot of friends from my classes, and that makes it easier to learn and be engaged in those classes.” — AJ Green ’19

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  • 5. Don’t wait for office hours.

    “My professors can see when I’m confused and definitely want me to ask my questions in class, so I feel comfortable doing so.” — Cheyanne Stage ’19

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  • 6. You will want to do well. And you can.

    “Of course, I want to do well to make a good impression on my professors, but being in these small classes is making me want to do well for myself, too.” — Caleb Hays ’20

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Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Take a virtual tour.

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  • <div class="fact icon half-proportional"><div class="outer"><div class="inner"><div class="wrap"><div class="content"><p><a href="/admissions/afford/"><img src="/live/resource/image/themes/korra/assets/images/why-carthage/financial-aid.rev.1402292616.png" alt="Carthage Financial Aid"/></a></p><p><a href="/admissions/afford/">More than 90% of Carthage students receive financial aid</a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
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    Take a Virtual Tour

    Hear students talk about their experience at Carthage and get to know campus through our interactive map. Read more
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    Essential Skills, Expansive Knowledge

    Carthage’s liberal arts education means our students graduate ready to thrive in a complex, diverse, and fluid society. Read more
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The Red Bridge at Carthage College
  • Justice Good

    “From day one, the professors make it clear that they will help you grow. The professors here are extremely compassionate and give you the right tools so that you can excel in your major.”


    Justice Good— ’18
  • Kaitlyn Yarka

    “Carthage is so much more than a school. It is a home where people greet you on your way to class and truly care about your success in school and in life.”


    Kaitlyn Yarka— ’18
  • Dani Rodriguez

    “My biggest surprise so far is how much I have grown to love this school. I know that if I had attended another institution, I would not be nearly as happy, or be making as big of a difference. I would never want to go anywhere else.”


    Dani Rodriguez— ’19
  • Cassidy Skorija

    “The music theatre emphasis at Carthage is unique in that it incorporates vital courses from both the music and theatre departments, and allows us to take an active role in both. The professors are extremely supportive, and you can really tailor your path to suit your individual needs.”


    Cassidy Skorija— ’19
  • Madeline Owca

    “There is such a strong sense of community here. Everyone from the professors to the students want to help you succeed!”


    Madeline Owca— ’19
  • Charles Gallagher

    “Carthage truly allows students to have experiences both in the STEM and fine arts fields.”


    Charles Gallagher— ’19
  • Samantha Tedesco

    “Carthage had everything I wanted: Small class sizes, helpful professors, and a great education system.”


    Samantha Tedesco— ’19
  • Madelyn McCullough

    “I never thought I would be studying Chinese and graphic design at an amazing school right on Lake Michigan, but I am excited to see where my path will lead me.”

     


    Madelyn McCullough— ’18
  • Samantha Nichols

    “I chose Carthage because the Nursing Department is able to provide me with many opportunities and experiences.”


    Samantha Nichols— ’19
  • Chrissy Loeb

    “Carthage is close enough to home where I don’t feel too homesick, the professors are personable and want me to succeed, and the lake is right beside me to remind me what a wonderful school I am a part of.”


    Chrissy Loeb— ’18
  • Noelle Jay

    “Carthage has given me so much. I know I will succeed because of the things I’ve learned here.”


    Noelle Jay— ’19
  • Austin Nelson

    “There are literally so many favorite moments! Most of my fondest memories happened with my fellow Class of 2018 music theatre majors. They are some of the most fun and goofiest people you will ever meet and they are my best friends.”


    Austin Nelson— ’18
  • Lauren McKee

    “I’m grateful that I’ve had so many opportunities to travel through Carthage because I think traveling is one of the best ways to learn.”


    Lauren McKee— ’18
  • Janet Haro

    “The small class sizes that Carthage offers are very beneficial and the professors really care about their students’ success.”

     


    Janet Haro— ’18
  • Alexis Gilkes

    “I found Carthage late in the game, but the second I met a few members of the voice and theatre faculty, I knew I was in the right place. Everyone was so welcoming, and it was apparent they were invested in my next four years.”


    Alexis Gilkes— ’18
  • Luci Krenzke

    “At Carthage I am able to compete on a very competitive athletics team while still being able to get a good education, be a part of numerous on-campus organizations, hold on-campus jobs, and study abroad.”


    Luci Krenzke— ’18
  • Kiran Sehgal

    “I am grateful that I chose Carthage to launch me toward fulfilling my dreams. I am thankful for the beautiful campus I get to call home for the next few years, the memories I will be able to make, and goals I will accomplish here.”


    Kiran Sehgal— ’18
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