Undergraduate Tuition: $56,778
A small, private liberal arts school located in the historic river town of Northfield, Carleton College was founded in 1866 and runs on a trimester system. Each trimester is 10 weeks, and all students must submit a writing portfolio after their sixth term.
Academics are of the utmost importance at Carleton, and the school has several unique traditions and clubs. Perhaps most impressively, since 2003, Carleton grads have been awarded 23 Watson fellowships, two Rhodes scholarships and 125 Fulbright scholarships.