Located in Montana’s state capital, Helena, Carroll College is a private, four-year, Catholic diocesan college that provides a first-rate undergraduate education to nearly 1,500 students. Founded in 1909, Carroll has distinguished itself as a preeminent and award-winning leader in its academic programs, including pre-medical, natural sciences, nursing, engineering, mathematics, the social sciences, and the liberal arts. Scientific research, service learning, education abroad, and an energetic, campus-wide sense of faith form cornerstones of the Carroll educational experience.
Students choose Carroll for its combination of exceptional academic programs, affordable tuition with generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and the strong, close-knit community that exists on the beautiful Rocky Mountain campus.
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Service-learning and education abroad are important attributes of a Carroll education, as much of the Carroll community extends across the globe. Many students study, intern, and serve internationally.
The College’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, Carroll Outreach Team, and Campus Ministry all offer regular trips to Latin America, South America, Europe, and Africa. All around the world, Carroll students work alongside their professional mentors to help mitigate local problems, improving public health and building infrastructure. Carroll is pleased to offer direct exchange programs in Chile, France, Japan, Ireland, South Korea, and Spain, and it works in additional partnerships with college and universities across six continents.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 0%
White, non-Hispanic: 80%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 8%
At Carroll, students are immersed in a community that learns together, celebrates together, and serves others together. The community at Carroll supports students to excel in any of their 60 fields of study.
It is impossible not to make intellectual, imaginative, and social strides on a daily basis at Carroll. Students are always examining the challenges of modern society and asking life’s fundamental questions in their Catholic college setting, challenging and collaborating with each other as they foster a curiously charged community. They connect ideas across disciplines in active and new ways, whether they are sitting in a lecture, working in one of the College’s cutting-edge laboratories, or even exploring Montana’s diverse ecosystem and natural beauty as an extension of the classroom.
SMALL CLASSES FOR BIG RESULTS
Carroll’s professors believe that every individual plays an important part in everyone else’s learning process. Each student is invited to engage in their small classes, bringing their own perspectives to the overall classroom understanding. The ecumenical culture of Carroll creates a common ground in the classroom where each student is held in esteem—both by professors and their peers—while they uncover knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of themselves as scholars.
As a result, Carroll students are driven to be involved. The College paves the way for its active learners to take advantage of a diverse range of local opportunities, such as working as an intern at the State Capitol, conducting research on the West Nile virus in Montana’s various ecosystems, and even taking part in organizing an annual literary festival that attracts authors from around the world.
AN EDUCATION IN BALANCE
At Carroll College, it is believed that a supportive community is a crucially valuable factor in academic success. Carroll students and faculty don’t just occupy classrooms together; they engage in all sorts of ways and in all sorts of contexts, like in professors’ offices for one-on-one instruction, in the Cube for a bite to eat, in meetings with peer ministers to plan retreats, and even along the trail up Mount Helena for a friendly jog.
The college experience is a great lesson in work-life balance. At Carroll, students find it easy to work hard at school while also competing on Saints teams, enjoying dinner with friends, hanging out with hall mates, and participating in annual activities.
Student life thrives at Carroll. Many clubs and organizations give everyone the outlet through which to explore their passions and showcase their talents. And, alongside all the student-run fun, the Student Activities office brings the College together with 340 campus-wide events, such as the ever-popular Softball Weekend, musical performances, swing dances, open mic nights, Slip N’ Slide down Guad Hill, and more!
Carroll College is located in Montana’s state capital of Helena. Situated at the base of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, Helena is centrally located to many of Montana’s exceptional recreational opportunities.There are 75 miles of hiking and mountain biking within five minutes of campus; four ski resorts within 90 minutes of campus; and both Yellowstone National Park and Glacie National park just two separate 3.5-hour drives away.
8 Varsity Sports
Men: Basketball; Cross Country; Football; Golf; Soccer; Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)
Women: Basketball; Cross Country; Golf; Soccer; Softball; Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor); Volleyball
SCHOLARS FOR LIFE
Carroll’s motto is Non Scholae sed Vitae—Not for School but for Life. The College’s alumni proudly testify that the Carroll experience develops each student as an individual and prepares them for the constantly changing challenges that arise in their respective profession. As Carroll graduates, they enter society with a deep sense of commitment to humankind and a thriving passion to live a full, well-rounded life.
Carroll graduates are highly valued in the professional job market and are accepted to the nation’s best medical, law, and graduate schools. In fact, they boast some of the highest per-capita admission rates in the nation. Under grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Carroll students are conducting groundbreaking research into infectious diseases, including West Nile Virus.
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