About Carroll

Carroll College: Elevated Understanding

US News and World ReportFor over 100 years, Carroll College has been a community that enlightens the minds and hearts of students. Today, our campus is home to men and women from many different places and backgrounds who—on a daily basis—learn and have fun together, cheer each other on, challenge each other, and support each other through joyful and difficult times.

At Carroll, students belong to a happy, vital community—one that puts a great amount of energy into every student’s success. And, born out of our Catholic tradition, we have a strong calling to work together for the common good.

Students will tell you their time at Carroll College is full of great fun and experiences. Surrounded by the best that nature has to offer, at Carroll you’ll elevate to new places in mind, body and spirit.

Who are we? The Best in the West!

Carroll is a private, Catholic, liberal arts and preprofessional college in Montana's capital city of Helena. Carroll College has earned top national and regional awards for its academic programs, including its flagship biology, civil engineering, nursing, and mathematics departments. Graduates enjoy excellent job placement nationwide and admissions to the most selective graduate schools. Carroll pre-med students consistently post an 85% acceptance rate to medical and dental schools. US News and World Report placed Carroll #1 in their 2014 Regional Colleges West rankings and #3 in their 2014 Regional Colleges West Best Value Schools rankings.

Professors at Carroll are leaders in their fields, winning prestigious Fulbright Scholarships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Undergraduate research and facilities on campus are funded by many sources, including the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

In volunteer service work, Carroll students have won national and international recognition from organizations including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Engineers Without Borders, Rotary International and the American Society of Civil Engineers. In extracurricular competitions, the college's Talking Saints forensics team is highly ranked in the nation year after year and has won or shared the Northwest Regional title for 23 consecutive years and the Fighting Saints football team has won the NAIA National Championship 6 times.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition (14-15): $28,607
  • Room & board (14-15) with double room and three meal-a-day charge: $8,950
  • Undergrad fees: $610
  • Average Financial Aid Award Package: $22,816 (More information)

Carroll Facts

  • Enrollment: 1,376
  • Male/Female: 42%/58%
  • Montana/Out-of-State: 46%/54%
  • Catholic/Other Denomination: 58%/42%
    (Of students reporting religious preference)
  • International Students: 26
  • Number of Countries Represented: 17
  • Average Incoming GPA:  3.59
  • Average incoming ACT: 25

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