Many of the students who call Carthage home haven’t traveled far to get here. Originally from Kenosha, they knew their perfect college was right down the road. But what is it like to attend college so close to home?
Whether you live on campus or commute, Kenosha residents get the full college experience thanks to rich academic opportunities; campus involvement in sports, student organizations, or Greek life; and countless other ways to be involved. Plus, Carthage awards eight full-tuition scholarships to City of Kenosha residents. These scholarships are worth more than $180,000 each.
Learn from the experiences of these Kenosha students as they answer common questions and concerns, share their biggest surprises, and reveal their favorite spots in town.
Riley Peterson ’21
“I chose Carthage because it had everything I wanted in a college. It’s small but well-connected, with experienced professors in a community I already knew was great.”
Alayna Arrington ’19
“If there were some bucket list where I could check off my college experiences, I am positive that I would be able to check 99.9% of those boxes.”
Galilea Flores ’21
“At first I was convinced I’d go my four years without experiencing the ‘full college experience’ since all I did was study and work, but now that I have joined a sorority, I’m able to create memories with other women who inspire and uplift me every day.”
Aaron Freeman ’19
“One big surprise has been how many fellow Kenoshans I have seen on campus, from old friends to familiar faces, and even some that I have never met. At the same time, and as a counter-balance, you see faces from all over the world at Carthage.”
Drew Connolly ’21
“Your family becomes a resource. I can do my laundry for free, or go have a home-cooked meal and watch the Packers game. Sometimes I even get away with getting free groceries. I still have a lot of independence and pay for a lot of my own things. I do not have to use them as a crutch.”
Tara Smith ’19
“The academic opportunities at Carthage are incredible. I have experienced opportunities that my friends at larger schools don’t even have the option of experiencing. I feel as though I am more prepared for post-grad than my other friends and I am actually graduating on time.”