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    Our location rocks.

    Great internships. Great jobs.

    Great Lake.


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  • 50+ areas of study.

    50+ areas of study.

    First find your passion.

    Then excel in it.


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  • 150+ devoted faculty.

    150+ devoted faculty.

    They will encourage you

    as often as they challenge you.


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  • Be impatient.

    Be impatient.

    Don’t wait for opportunities.

    Dive in your first year.


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  • Four unforgettable years.

    Four unforgettable years.

    95% of Carthage graduates

    finish in four years.


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Carthage Events
  • 1. Kim Greene

    “As a working artist who is well-versed in many media, she encourages students to play and explore with familiar and unfamiliar materials. From her, I have learned to not underestimate what my hands are capable of creating.”
    — Sonia Vazquez ’17
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  • 2. Ed Montanaro

    Modern Languages, Economics
    “All of my professors at Carthage have had a huge impact on me. Prof. Montanaro has been the most helpful to me as he continues to push me to exceed even my own expectations.” — Jessie Bingman ’16
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  • 3. Jean Quashnock (Dr. Q)

    “It never ceases to amaze me how high-energy his lectures can be, and they are always paired with interactive labs and group studio problems. He can get important physics lessons and theorems across to his students in a fun way, yet still have them successfully retained.” — Daisy Bower ’16
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  • 4. Jacqueline Easley

    “Her passion and enthusiasm for teaching is immeasurable. She continuously challenges me to think outside of the box and pushes me to be the best teaching candidate I can be. I know I can count on her for guidance both now and in the future.” — Natalie Miller ’16
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  • 5. Corinne Ness

    Theatre Performance and Music Theatre
    “Having Corinne Ness as a mentor and vocal professor has changed my life and trajectory as a performer. She runs our program with grace and passion, and manages to take care of each of her students’ individual needs. She has helped me grow as a performer and as a human. I am forever grateful for the impact she has made on my journey here at Carthage.” Macee Jo Mueller ’16
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  • 6. Amareshwar Singh

    “I enrolled in his Cancer Biology course my freshman year. He is very down-to-earth and he is doing great things in the cancer research field, as well as staying connected and helping to inspire students like me!”
    — Chelsea Reuter ’16
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  • 7. Leslie Cameron

    Psychological Science
    “She brings an energy and excitement to learning that makes me want to attend her class. Hers is at 8 a.m., so to inspire me enough to go to an early course says a lot! She is understanding, helpful, and a wonderful professor. I am privileged to know her.” — Dara Zucker ’16
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  • 8. Tim Eckert

    “I had heard a lot of horror stories about Organic Chemistry from other people and was nervous about taking it. From day one, Dr. Eckert made the lectures fun and informative. I found that with his way of teaching, I was grasping the different concepts quickly and was able to apply them to the homework.” — Tina Mihm ’17
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  • 9. Tracy Gartner

    Environmental Science
    “Prof. Gartner is one of my favorites for always supporting me and being enthusiastic about life.”
    — Garrett Fales ’16
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  • 10. Mimi Yang

    Modern Languages
    “Many of the professors I’ve had were fantastic and they have helped me in so many ways. I do have to make a special shout-out to Mimi Yang for helping me grow and mature here at Carthage.”
    — Jeremy Chapnick ’16
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  • 11. Rick Matthews

    Sociology, Criminal Justice
    “He has a fresh perspective on everything. He teaches in a way that does not even feel like he is lecturing.”
    — Andrea Miranda ’16
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Carthage News

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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.

  • <div class="fact icon half-proportional"><div class="outer"><div class="inner"><div class="wrap"><div class="content"><p><a href=""><img src="/live/images/15153-virtual-tour-icon" alt="Virtual Tour"/></a></p><p><a href="">The Carthage Experience: Virtual Tour</a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
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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="/academics/"><img src="/live/resource/image/themes/korra/assets/images/why-carthage/50-majors.rev.1402292624.png" alt="Majors and Areas of Study"/></a></p><p><a href="/academics/">50+ academic majors, minors and programs</a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="fact icon half-proportional"><div class="outer"><div class="inner"><div class="wrap"><div class="content"><p><a href=""><img src="/live/resource/image/themes/korra/assets/images/why-carthage/ncaa.rev.1402292608.png" alt="NCAA Division"/></a></p><p><a href="">24 NCAA Division III sports</a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
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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="/about/faculty/">STUDENT FACULTY RATIO</a></p><p><a href="/about/faculty/"><img src="" alt="Ratio"/></a></p></div></div></div></div></div>
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January Term Map


in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad

Spotlight On
  • A screenshot of Carthage’s new interactive map.

    Explore Carthage

    Take a Virtual Tour

    Hear students talk about their experience at Carthage and get to know campus through our interactive map. Read more
  • The Bridge

    On-campus News & Info

    • Arts & Performances
    • Lectures & Presentations
    • Kudos, and more
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  • A Carthage student laughs during a physics class. Carthage emphasizes the liberal arts across all majors.

    The Liberal What?

    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
  • 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
  • Samantha Nichols

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

    Samantha Nichols— ’19
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Noelle Jay

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

    Noelle Jay— ’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
  • 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
  • Janet Haro

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


    Janet Haro— ’18
  • 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