Conor Eckert of Seattle, WA, has been admitted to Carleton College as a member of the Class of 2017. He is the son of Buckley Eckert and Linda Eckert. Eckert is a graduate of Garfield High School.
There are 529 students in the class, selected from a record number of 7,045 applicants. The students represent 45 states and 23 countries, with 92 students coming from Minnesota, followed by California (62), Illinois (54), Wisconsin (28), Washington (23), New York (22) and Massachusetts (21). Twenty new students hail from China.
Twenty-seven percent of the students identify themselves as people of color, 10 percent are among the first generation in their families to attend college, and 80 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their class. Nine percent of the students come from countries outside of the United States.
Ranked among the nation's top liberal arts institutions, Carleton is a private, co-educational college of 2,000 students located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. High academic standards, an excellent faculty, a commitment to teaching and learning, and a diverse student body contribute to Carleton's outstanding reputation.