Carroll College, Helena Montana

International Students


StudentsCarroll is a private, Catholic, liberal arts and pre-professional college in Montana's capital city of Helena. With an enrollment of 1500 undergraduate students, we welcome all faiths and currently enroll 25 international students from 17 countries.  Carroll has earned top national and regional awards for its academic programs, including its flagship accounting, biology, civil engineering, and mathematics departments. Graduates enjoy excellent job placement nationwide and admission to the most selective graduate schools. For the fifth year in a row, US News and World Report placed Carroll #1 in their 2016 Regional Colleges West rankings.  Carroll is also listed #2 in their 2016 Regional Colleges West Best Value Schools rankings.  With over forty majors to choose from, a robust internship and coop program along with outstanding student support, Carroll College is an excellent choice for students looking for a safe and friendly, mountain setting in the Western United States.

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Where are we located?

With a population of around 60,000, Helena, the capital city of Montana, is easy to get around, but large enough to offer outstanding cultural activities. Carroll is located in the heart of Helena.  From campus you can walk to downtown for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Enjoy year round recreational opportunities including river rafting, mountain climbing, biking and hiking in the summer and skiing, snow boarding and snow shoeing in the winter. Mt. Helena, where you can hike anytime, is about a twenty minute walk from campus. Yellowstone National Park is about 2.5 hours away by car and Glacier National Park is about 3.5 hours away by car.

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Costs for Two Semesters 2016-17

  • Tuition: $32,212
  • Required fees:  $980
  • Room and Board: $9,584 (double room. full meal plan)

TOTAL TO OBTAIN FORM I-20 / DS-2019: $42,776

$400 enrollment deposit deadline: refundable until 30 April and non-refundable after 1 May.

You must also consider:

  • Enrollment Reservation: $400 (one-time fee--must be paid before 1 May)
  • Orientation Fee:  one-time charge of $100 for all new students
  • Transportation costs to and from Helena, Montana: $1,900 (estimate)
  • Books and supplies:  $1,250 a year (estimated)

For a scholarship estimate for first year students only, please use our net price calculator.

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michelleMs. Michelle Lewis, MA
Director, International Admission and Student Services
Phone: 1-406-447-5406
Fax: 1-406-447-5461

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Application Requirements

  1. Completed Application Form
  2.       non-degree exchange students, please complete this application.
  3. Application Fee of $35 (waived if using the Common  application)
  4. Financial Documentation for F1 and J1 visa applicants only
  5. English language proficiency: TOEFL 550/213/80, ITEP of 4.5, IELTS of 6.5 or EIKEN grade 1 or successful completion of ELS Level 112 or Columbia West College ESL Level VI or the New England School of English Level 10 or successful completion of Selnate International School's ESL program.
  6. Optional (except for student athletes):  Official SAT / ACT score reports (for students who do not need to submit a TOEFL / IELTS score, but who would like to be considered for Carroll merit scholarships).  Carroll's school code is 4041. Student athletes must submit official SAT / ACT scores regardless of academic merit levels.  
  7. Official Transcripts of all secondary school work for new freshmen or previous colleges/universities attended for transfer students.
  8. Minimum GPA of 2.8 for first year students and 2.5 for transfer students.
  9. International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement  (AP) Policy
  10. Academic Merit Scholarships:  priority deadline for academic merit scholarship consideration is 1 March for entrance in August and 15 October for entrance in January.  Merit awards are based on a combination of SAT/ACT or TOEFL/IELTS scores and secondary school grades.