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Four Years. Lifetime Impact.

Widely recognized for excellence, Carthage College emphasizes discovery and exploration. At Carthage, you will uncover new passions as you gain practical experience and marketable skills. You will study under expert faculty dedicated to your success. You will realize that there are many paths to a successful career, and boundless ways that you can impact the world. And you’ll do it all with breathtaking lake views in the heart of the thriving Milwaukee-to-Chicago corridor.

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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/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Sierra Clark ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 3x" data-max-w="674" data-max-h="791" 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 given me so many opportunities that I never would have had at other schools, and I am so happy with my decision to come here.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/506-">Sierra Clark</a> ’23</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/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="265" data-max-h="265" 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> “Relationships with my professors have without a doubt helped me to succeed. Going to a small school creates the opportunity for one-on-one work that a big school doesn’t provide.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/508-">Sophia Rogney</a> ’22</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/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="373" 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 of the small classes, the welcome feeling, the faculty, the academic buildings, the opportunities, and the beautiful views.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/443-">Hanna Snedecor</a> ’23</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/35/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,249/416_BreannaReynolds.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/35/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,249/416_BreannaReynolds.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/35/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,249/416_BreannaReynolds.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="249" 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 for its amazing location. Our beautiful campus is halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago and has endless opportunities.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/477-">Breanna Reynolds</a> ’21</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/47/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/106,34,293,221/401_KathrynM.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/47/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/106,34,293,221/401_KathrynM.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/47/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/106,34,293,221/401_KathrynM.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="187" data-max-h="187" 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 am definitely surprised by the things I have been able to accomplish and the opportunities I was able to participate in. Every college tells you that they provide great opportunities, but Carthage delivers. I have been able to take great internships, travel, and play sports all while studying here at school.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/448-">Kathryn Milschewski</a> ’21</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/93/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/47,79,314,346/427_AllyssaVargas.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/93/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/47,79,314,346/427_AllyssaVargas.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/93/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/47,79,314,346/427_AllyssaVargas.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="267" data-max-h="267" 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 biggest surprise for me so far would have to be how much Carthage feels like home. Before going away for college, I never pictured myself loving a place so much.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/474-">Allyssa Vargas</a> ’22</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/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/487_Purity_Bundi.rev.1638389813.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/487_Purity_Bundi.rev.1638389813.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/487_Purity_Bundi.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Purity Bundi ?22" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300" 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 relationships I have formed with Carthage faculty members have enabled me to acquire opportunities and meet people I wouldn’t have met.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/485-">Purity Bundi</a> ’22</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/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Ayanna Crenshaw ?24" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300" 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 take the time to understand who you are as a student and as a person outside of their class. They genuinely want what’s best for you, and they are willing to support you in and outside the classroom.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/504-">Ayanna Crenshaw</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/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="374" 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> “My relationships with the faculty members within my majors are both professional and personal. They never fail to help me out whenever I need it.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/513-">Luisa Nava</a> ’23</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/105/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/54,96,374,416/411_HollyPelnar.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/54,96,374,416/411_HollyPelnar.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/54,96,374,416/411_HollyPelnar.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="320" data-max-h="320" 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 wanted to know my professors. I like how supportive and helpful the faculty is here at Carthage.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/413-">Holly Pelnar</a> ’21</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/0,0,300,299/570_Alassane_Guisse.rev.1638389809.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,299/570_Alassane_Guisse.rev.1638389809.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,299/570_Alassane_Guisse.rev.1638389809.jpg" alt="Alassane Guisse 21" 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> “The professors at Carthage do everything they can to make sure you do well in the classroom and beyond.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/420-">Alassane Guisse</a> ’21</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/44/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/563_Matthew_Krzewinski.rev.1638389810.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/44/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/563_Matthew_Krzewinski.rev.1638389810.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/44/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/563_Matthew_Krzewinski.rev.1638389810.jpg" alt="Matthew Krzewinski 21" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300" 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 faculty at Carthage really want to see you succeed, and they have a lot of connections to help you after you graduate.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/486-">Matthew Krzewinski</a> ’21</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/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/179,36,362,219/429_Bailey_Wellen_21.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/179,36,362,219/429_Bailey_Wellen_21.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/179,36,362,219/429_Bailey_Wellen_21.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="183" data-max-h="183" 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> “Professors are always letting us know about projects, hackathons, internships, etc. I have been so impressed with all of the professional, academic, and social opportunities here at Carthage.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/449-">Bailey Wellen</a> ’21</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
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  • <div class="page-widget page-widget--callout"><div class="callout callout--image"><div class="callout__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.jpg" alt="Shoppers find delectable options at the Kenosha Harbor Market." width="1010" height="556" data-max-w="845" data-max-h="702"/> </picture> </div><div class="callout__content"><h2 class="callout__title"> Fall in love with our location </h2><div class="callout__body"><p> Carthage offers students the best of both worlds: A beautiful lakeside campus near a vibrant and charming downtown, with easy access to two major metropolitan areas: Chicago and Milwaukee.</p><p><a href="/about/location-and-map/">Our Campus & Location</a></p></div></div></div></div>
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