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Four Years. Lifetime Impact.

Widely recognized for excellence, Carthage College emphasizes discovery and exploration. At Carthage, you will uncover new passions as you gain practical experience and marketable skills. You will study under expert faculty dedicated to your success. You will realize that there are many paths to a successful career, and boundless ways that you can impact the world. And you’ll do it all with breathtaking lake views in the heart of the thriving Milwaukee-to-Chicago corridor.

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  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="373" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I chose Carthage because of the small classes, the welcome feeling, the faculty, the academic buildings, the opportunities, and the beautiful views.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/443-">Hanna Snedecor</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Sierra Clark ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/127/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,674,791/490_Sierra_Clark.rev.1638389813.jpg 3x" data-max-w="674" data-max-h="791" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage has given me so many opportunities that I never would have had at other schools, and I am so happy with my decision to come here.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/506-">Sierra Clark</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/483_Joel_Branson.rev.1638389812.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/483_Joel_Branson.rev.1638389812.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/483_Joel_Branson.rev.1638389812.jpg" alt="Joel Branson ?23" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I chose Carthage because I liked the small class sizes. It felt very personal, and I liked that my professors would always know my name.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/488-">Joel Branson</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/487_Purity_Bundi.rev.1638389813.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/487_Purity_Bundi.rev.1638389813.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/99/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/487_Purity_Bundi.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Purity Bundi ?22" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The relationships I have formed with Carthage faculty members have enabled me to acquire opportunities and meet people I wouldn’t have met.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/485-">Purity Bundi</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/93/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/47,79,314,346/427_AllyssaVargas.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/93/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/47,79,314,346/427_AllyssaVargas.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/93/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/47,79,314,346/427_AllyssaVargas.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="267" data-max-h="267" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The biggest surprise for me so far would have to be how much Carthage feels like home. Before going away for college, I never pictured myself loving a place so much.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/474-">Allyssa Vargas</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.jpg" alt="Nicky Caldwell ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1440/33088_Nicky_Caldwell_23.rev.1644338353.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1440" data-max-h="1440" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “My favorite Carthage memories all revolve around good friends. The Carthage community is awesome, and the people here are wonderful. It’s especially cool to be in shows with your classmates. Sometimes, you’ll spend your whole day with your best friends!”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1513-">Nicky Caldwell</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/130/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/74,204,339,469/418_Sophia_Rogney_22_2.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="265" data-max-h="265" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “My favorite class at Carthage so far has been Literature and Gender, taught by Prof. Brennan. I loved the class so much because of the topics we covered: identity, sexual orientation, race, gender, consent, etc.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/508-">Sophia Rogney</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png" alt="Nadia Musaitef ?25" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/134/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,1125/35337_34171_Nadia_Musaitef_25.rev.1663099958.png 3x" data-max-w="1125" data-max-h="1125" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I chose Carthage because it had been my dream school since I was a kid. I grew up in Kenosha and had family who lives near Lake Michigan, so I was always driving by campus. I love how small and tight-knit the community is, and I really love the personal relationships that are made here. Carthage is more than just a school — it’s a family.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1808-">Nadia Musaitef</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Ayanna Crenshaw ?24" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The professors take the time to understand who you are as a student and as a person outside of their class. They genuinely want what’s best for you, and they are willing to support you in and outside the classroom.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/504-">Ayanna Crenshaw</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.jpg" alt="Emily Cain ?24" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/61/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,512,2133,2643/34337_Emily_Cain_24.rev.1650483387.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2133" data-max-h="2131" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I choose Carthage for a few reasons. I wanted to be a part of a small community so that I could get to know a lot of students and my professors on a personal level. I also chose Carthage because I wanted to keep swimming competitively without it interfering with my schoolwork or future career, which I am able to do here at Carthage.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1851-">Emily Cain</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,185,374,559/405_Luisa_Nava_23.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="374" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Being a first-generation college student, I think the biggest surprise for me was when I joined a sorority. No one in my family has ever gone off to college, let alone been part of Greek life. But no matter what, my sisters have become the best group of girls to share my interests with.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/513-">Luisa Nava</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>

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  • <div class="page-widget page-widget--callout"><div class="callout callout--image"><div class="callout__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.jpg" alt="Shoppers find delectable options at the Kenosha Harbor Market." width="1010" height="556" data-max-w="845" data-max-h="702"/> </picture> </div><div class="callout__content"><h2 class="callout__title"> Plan Your Visit! </h2><div class="callout__body"><p> Carthage’s tranquil campus is an arboretum lush with stately oaks, a winding river, and breathtaking lake views. Yet just a free trolley ride away, you’ll find art galleries, cafes, shopping, and more in Kenosha, Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city. <a href="/about/location-and-map/">Learn more about our location</a></p><p><a class="button" href="/about/location-and-map/directions-to-campus/">Directions to Campus</a></p><p><a class="button" href="/about/location-and-map/hotels/">Nearby Hotels</a></p></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="page-widget page-widget--callout"><div class="callout callout--image"><div class="callout__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,845,702/500_Kenosha_Harbor_Market.rev.1638389812.jpg" alt="Shoppers find delectable options at the Kenosha Harbor Market." width="1010" height="556" data-max-w="845" data-max-h="702"/> </picture> </div><div class="callout__content"><h2 class="callout__title"> Fall in love with our location </h2><div class="callout__body"><p> Carthage offers students the best of both worlds: A beautiful lakeside campus near a vibrant and charming downtown, with easy access to two major metropolitan areas: Chicago and Milwaukee.</p><p><a href="/about/location-and-map/">Our Campus & Location</a></p></div></div></div></div>