Carroll University

Carroll University (Carroll) is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. Carroll offers a wide range of bachelor's degree programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and College of Health Sciences.

  • Average Tuition USD 31,162
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • Students 2,895
  • International Students 3%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 42,005
  • Intakes September, mid-January
  • Application Deadline September 1,January 3,January 3,May 15
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting Suburban

School Description

Carroll University (Carroll) is home to more than 3,400 students and offers programs in 95 areas of study. Carroll offers students Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Music Education. Carroll offers twelve residence hall options to match the needs of every student, along with a variety of meal plans and dining options. Carroll also provides several transportation choices for students to use. Students can explore their interests by joining any of the 50 student organizations and athletic teams on-campus. The Career Services department equips students with the skills required to discover potential career opportunities or find a career best suited for them. Additionally, the Academic Advising team supports and guides students in their first year.

  • 01Carroll has an average class size of 21 students, enabling a more student-focused environment.
  • 02Flexible payment plan options are available for students at Carroll.
  • 03Carroll was ranked in 'Best Value Schools Regional Universities Midwest' by US News, 2019.

Bachelor Programs

  • 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States


    USD 31,162 Tuition Fee
    Our program offers a major, as well as two minors, to prepare students for careers in print and broadcast journalism, social media, public relations, advertising, teaching, management and human resources. Our majors gai more
  • 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States


    USD 31,162 Tuition Fee
    A program that provides superior educational opportunities that increase students' professional effectiveness and career success in complex business environments. Carroll offers three options for students interested in more
  • 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States


    USD 31,162 Tuition Fee
    Carroll's biochemistry program places an emphasis on the chemistry of human health, structural enzymology, protein chemistry, and preparation for medical school, graduate school, or a variety of careers. Modern scientif more
  • 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 31,162 Tuition Fee
    A CU Business Administration degree facilitates integration of knowledge, development of lifelong skills, career preparation, and formulation of enduring personal values. Students who major in Business Administration ar more
  • 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States

    Environmental Science

    USD 31,162 Tuition Fee
    This program offers an undergraduate major, three related minors and two graduate program partnerships. Gain hands-on experience at Carroll's Green Field Station, 60 acres of woodlands, a trout stream, cold-water spring more
  • 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States


    USD 31,162 Tuition Fee
    Carroll's pre-law program combines academic advisement and extracurricular activities to prepare students for the rigors of law school and introduce them to the legal profession. Please note that this is pre-professiona more


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    SchoolApply Ranking 735
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 594

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1200
  • Minimum ACT 23
  • Average SAT Score 1553


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    More than 98% of Carroll University students receive scholarship assistance. The Hilger Tradition Award is offered to children, grandchildren or siblings of alumni/current students and is awarded at time of acceptance.

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    Established in 1846


    Dual degree programs make it convenient for students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years. The Intensive English Language Alumni Grant Available to full-time students who complete Carroll University's Intensive English Language program.


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          • Testimony
            1985-1988, Bachelor's Degree

            Fantastic education!I did more work at Carroll in the two years I was there than the three previous years in the UW system! Real life experience.

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            1991-1995, BS

            Terrific ExperienceMy personal educational, social, and athletic experiences while at Carroll was outstanding! I truly believe that Carroll offered me experiences that I would not have had access to at other schools. I loved the overall size and feel and met many life long friends as well as my wife while attending. I hope that Carroll continues to expand their post-graduate opportunities with expanded MBA offerings.

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            2006-2009, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

            Graphic Communications ProgramOne of the best programs in the Midwest that I found that gives an all around training into the media arts and printing industry. I highly recommend this program to any student looking to break into the media arts industry.