No. 6

nationally for participation in short-term study abroad

We know reputation matters, and Carthage goes toe-to-toe with colleges and universities many times our size. Our programs consistently earn accolades in academics, research, performing arts, and athletics.

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To paraphrase a popular quote, it’s not bragging if it’s based on facts. Here’s a small sampling of Carthage’s latest rankings and honors:

  • Carthage ranks among the Midwest’s best universities, according to both U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review (2022/2023).
  • Carthage has a 96% medical school acceptance rate among our pre-health students.
  • Carthage is ranked No. 6 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad of all U.S. schools in its category.
  • For more than a decade, the Carthage Microgravity Team has partnered with NASA and aerospace companies to solve problems in space.
  • Carthage is the top school for veterans, ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Six times since 2012, Carthage has earned a national award for distinguished new plays at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
  • The Firebirds won back-to-back NCAA Division III men’s volleyball championships in 2021 and 2022, and our student-athletes have earned 19 individual national titles.

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Erik Kulke “Carthage values the experiences and opportunities available to our students. Our faculty are, individually and collectively, dedicated to providing robust, potentially transformative educational programming.”

Prof. Erik Kulke, Director, Education Abroad; Assistant Professor of Modern Languages