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A Community of Deep Connections.

Founded in 1847, Carthage College is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Home to 2,800 students, Carthage blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, transformative learning opportunities, and personal attention from distinguished faculty.

At Carthage, we embolden passionate and compassionate students to pursue knowledge in all its forms, to seek deeper connections with people and purpose, and to use their optimism and creativity to make a positive imprint on a world that needs them now more than ever.

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  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.jpg" alt="Héctor Rauda" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,934,2000/38127_8894_163701665847155.rev.1689014202.jpg 3x" data-max-w="934" data-max-h="2000" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage faculty are impressive. Developing a good relationship with faculty members has opened my eyes to new opportunities, such as internships and research programs.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2481-">Héctor Rauda</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png" alt="Nadia Musaitef ?25" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 3x" data-max-w="1125" data-max-h="1125" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I love how small and tight-knit the community is, and I really love the personal relationships that are made here. Carthage is more than just a school — it’s a family.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1808-">Nadia Musaitef</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.jpg" alt="Serena Richardson ?24" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/118/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1956,1956/34504_Serena_Richardson_24.rev.1651691259.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1956" data-max-h="1956" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The professors at Carthage want you to succeed! If you have questions, concerns, or any doubts, they are all ears and willing to help you get back on your feet. They have a lot of life wisdom to share outside of academic life, and I am so grateful for their continuous love and care.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1871-">Serena Richardson</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/107/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/38,103,201,266/396_30615_HelenMarchant24.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/107/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/38,103,201,266/396_30615_HelenMarchant24.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/107/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/38,103,201,266/396_30615_HelenMarchant24.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="163" data-max-h="163" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I have found that the help from upperclassmen in the Communication and Digital Media Department has been strong, and I have met professors in that department who will help me with any challenges I may go through.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/518-">Helen Marchant</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.jpg" alt="Trevor Milne" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,59,910,969/36227_4641_163701665847155.rev.1667436130.jpg 3x" data-max-w="910" data-max-h="910" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage is a college that provided me with a great education in multiple areas of study. While most other schools are known for either their music or STEM programs, Carthage has great programs for both.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2139-">Trevor Milne</a> ’26</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.jpg" alt="Tyler Hunter" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/74/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,899,1164/37744_8231_163701665847155.rev.1683847595.jpg 3x" data-max-w="899" data-max-h="1164" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I chose Carthage because I really loved the atmosphere of having close relations with the professors and feeling more involved in the classroom and on campus.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2417-">Tyler Hunter</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.jpg" alt="Lorelai Amborn ?27" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/39354_student_voices_-_lorelai_amborn.rev.1710776366.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage has 100 percent lived up to my high expectations and given me so many outlets to perform and watch my peers.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2663-">Lorelai Amborn</a> ’27</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.jpg" alt="Abigail Davidson ?25" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/17/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2130,3200/34816_Abigail_Davidson_25.rev.1655393701.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2130" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Campus involvement is so important to me, and I have made so many amazing memories in organizations here at Carthage. I hope to continue being involved while pursuing the education of my dreams.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1896-">Abigail Davidson</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.JPG" alt="Shawn Runningen ?25" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/45/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2124,1748/39561_13266_171052831004161_1.rev.1713572699.JPG 3x" data-max-w="2124" data-max-h="1748" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage has the whole package. The beautiful lake view, small class sizes, and experienced faculty who are always willing to help if you are struggling.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2706-">Shawn Runningen</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.jpg" alt="Magdalena Werger ?24" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,833,942/38466_C3994399-C5C5-4EE5-809C-14B8D3C78419_1_105_c.rev.1695665814.jpg 3x" data-max-w="833" data-max-h="942" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I was surprised at how smooth the transition from high school to college was! I feel very supported at Carthage, and I know that if I have a question of any sort, there are people all around to help me.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1855-">Magdalena Werger</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG" alt="Mara Lysne ?25" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 3x" data-max-w="2169" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Coming to Carthage was easily the best decision I have ever made. The people here are so kind, the professors are always willing to help and want you to succeed, and there are so many ways to get involved. Carthage will always and forever be one of my favorite places.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2103-">Mara Lysne</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/84/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,400/36370_Clayton-Markech-24.rev.1668538149.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/84/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,400/36370_Clayton-Markech-24.rev.1668538149.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/84/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,400/36370_Clayton-Markech-24.rev.1668538149.jpg" alt="Clayton Markech ?24" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I chose Carthage because I had the opportunity to get large-school experiences at a small school where the professors can get to know me personally.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2159-">Clayton Markech</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/84/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,300,351/38360_9939_163701665847155.rev.1693878471.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/84/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,300,351/38360_9939_163701665847155.rev.1693878471.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/84/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,300,351/38360_9939_163701665847155.rev.1693878471.jpg" alt="Brett VanDeWostine" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="299" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “From the first time I stepped on campus, I knew Carthage was where I wanted to be. Students, professors, and faculty at Carthage are super nice and caring about those around them. You are not a number at Carthage; you are someone with a story and goal.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2504-">Brett VanDeWostine</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>

A commitment to Excellence.
A Tradition of Transformation.

  • <div class="text-with-stat__stat"><div class="text-with-stat__stat-inner"><strong class="text-with-stat__stat-number">100%</strong><span class="text-with-stat__stat-text"><p> of classes taught by faculty (not TAs)</p></span></div></div>
  • <div class="text-with-stat__stat"><div class="text-with-stat__stat-inner"><strong class="text-with-stat__stat-number">2,300</strong><span class="text-with-stat__stat-text"><p> feet of Lake Michigan shoreline</p></span></div></div>
  • <div class="text-with-stat__stat"><div class="text-with-stat__stat-inner"><strong class="text-with-stat__stat-number">92%</strong><span class="text-with-stat__stat-text"><p> medical school acceptance rate among Carthage pre-health students. <em>* National average: 41%</em></p></span></div></div>
  • <div class="text-with-stat__stat"><div class="text-with-stat__stat-inner"><strong class="text-with-stat__stat-number">100%</strong><span class="text-with-stat__stat-text"><p> of Carthage students receive scholarships and grants</p></span></div></div>
  • <div class="text-with-stat__stat"><div class="text-with-stat__stat-inner"><strong class="text-with-stat__stat-number">No. 6</strong><span class="text-with-stat__stat-text"><p> nationally for participation in short-term study abroad</p></span></div></div>
  • <div class="text-with-stat__stat"><div class="text-with-stat__stat-inner"><strong class="text-with-stat__stat-number">17</strong><span class="text-with-stat__stat-text"><p> students in an average class</p></span></div></div>

Carthage provides students with rare access to uncommon learning opportunities, hands-on experiences, dedicated faculty, caring mentors, and state-of-the-art facilities. Explore, expand, and refine your talents on our inspiring campus, in the largest hub of social, economic, and technological innovation in the Midwest.

  • Named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review
  • Named a Best Regional University in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named a Best Value University in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 6 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad
  • 92% medical school acceptance rate
  • Lead institution for NASA research
  • Generous scholarships and financial aid, plus a 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • New high-demand programs like engineering, data science, and sports management
  • Strong commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Home to The Aspire Program™, a comprehensive four-year career development program that ensures all students graduate with the skills they need to succeed after college

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