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 $14 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.
Carthage assures all of our applicants that their respectful participation in peaceful protests in response to the tragic events in Parkland, Florida, will not adversely affect their application to Carthage or admission status.
“I have grown as a student and in my career because of the opportunities that Carthage has provided. Carthage has so many connections in the business world that give students a big boost above other colleges.”
At Carthage, our immersive academic and professional experiences will equip you with the tools you need. Unique programs like J-Term, Western Heritage, and the required senior thesis will arm you with specific, distinctive skills sets vital to any future career.