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Carroll University

Quick Facts

2,780 full-time undergraduates; 3,500 total enrollment
Tuition and fees
Room and board
Student/faculty ratio

The pioneer spirit is strong at Carroll University, Wisconsin’s first institution of higher education. From 1846 forward, we’ve been committed to helping students discover their unique place in the world. Today, Carroll is a premier university with more than 95 areas of study. Our historic campus in Waukesha is just minutes from Milwaukee and 100 miles from Chicago, ensuring countless opportunities for internships and clinical placements. 

Outside the classroom, we open your world to new possibilities through an emphasis on community involvement and global experiences. At Carroll University, your success is within reach through generous, merit-based scholarships and financial aid packages.



Enrollment: 2,780 full-time undergraduates; 3,500 total enrollment
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1


Admissions requirements

Individually evaluated based on GPA, coursework and optional submission of ACT or SAT.

How AP/IB credits are handled

Credits awarded for AP vary by subject and score; IB credits awarded based on HL exam score.


Degrees offered

Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Educational
Leadership, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology–Clinical, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology–Strength and Conditioning, Master of Science in Nursing–Clinical Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Doctor of Physical Therapy


Other programs

Traditional on-campus day program, evening and summer programs 


Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 98%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Financial Aid Office at 262.524.7296 or

FAFSA Code: 003838


Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, United Collegiate Esports Association

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, cross country, esports, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor)

Women’s athletics

Basketball, bowling, cross country, esports, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball

Intramurals offered


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100 North East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186-3103 ,

800.CARROLL (800.227.7655)