Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, including biology, finance, nursing, international political economy, education, theatre, and neuroscience. We emphasize hands-on learning, undergraduate research, individual attention, and vibrant discussion in the classroom.
Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance. That includes $1.5 million in competitive scholarships in business, mathematics, science, languages, the fine arts, leadership, and overall academic strength. The deadline to apply for most competitive scholarships is Dec. 3.
Financial aid often covers a substantial amount of the overall cost at Carthage. In fact, we award more than $20.3 million in assistance. Find out an early approximation of what you can expect to pay to attend Carthage by using our net price calculator. It only takes a few minutes.
Put those AP credits to use right from the start. Carthage accepts a maximum of 32 credit hours of alternative credit to be counted toward graduation, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits.
College is about more than books and tests. Be prepared to learn as much outside of the classroom as you will in class. Get involved in student organizations, attend world-class concerts or hear comedians, work on the campus newspaper, sample all the coffee drinks at Starbucks, play in the orchestra, or build a set for a play. Dive in, make friends, and explore all the new ideas you’ll share.
“The biggest surprise for me here at Carthage was how much I actually enjoy my classes. I came into college with an undecided major, but once I realized social work was perfect for me and started taking the courses, I fell in love even more with this career path.”
“My biggest surprise so far at Carthage has been the extent of opportunities available to students. I have traveled to the Caribbean, attended a dance conference in Minnesota, and choreographed a piece for the student dance show. I feel so grateful for all of these opportunities and am enthusiastic to experience even more.”
“In high school, all of my teachers told me that professors ‘don’t care’ and that we are all on our own. However, at Carthage, every professor I have had has been so understanding and helpful. Because class sizes are so small, they have time to get to know the students.