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Date: Sep 27 2004 Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time) Carleton is a great school for smart kids who are a little quirky. The campus is dominated by introverts, many of whom become much more extroverted when they realize that they are surrounded by people who are equally intellectually curious and clever. The academic experience is equally fantastic (almost everyone I know has gone on to grad school or some kind of professional school), but I think what sets Carleton apart from the many other prestigious small liberal-arts colleges is the social environment. I still have many close friends from Carleton (I graduated eight years ago), and have yet to be in any other environment in which I enjoyed the people around me so thoroughly. However, you will likely be frustrated if you're looking for a party-centric atmosphere - if the idea of watching a movie with a bunch of friends, baking some cookies, and then talking about big ideas or doing something kind of goofy (say, writing a musical) is your idea of fun, then Carleton will probably be a good fit for you.