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Location info of Carroll University

Life in Waukesha, Wisconsin

  • Waukesha is just a short drive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city, Madison, the state Capitol, and Chicago. Professional sports teams, dozens of performing arts groups, river cruises, shopping, beaches, festivals, and cultural events await you.
  • In 2022, Waukesha was named one of the best places to live in the US.
  • Downtown is within walking distance from campus, featuring coffee shops, restaurants, a Farmers’ Market as well as venues highlighting local musical and artistic talent.

Top Reasons to Study in Carroll University

Perfect Location

Carroll is conveniently located in a historic neighborhood district in Waukesha, Wisconsin just blocks from a charming riverfront city filled with shopping, dining and outdoor recreation. We’re less than a half hour from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city, and less than two hours by car from Chicago.

Caring Community

Carroll is a close-knit community where caring is more than a cliché. Taking responsibility for making the world a better place is part of who we are. From their first day on campus, our students participate in service activities, paying it forward by giving back throughout greater Waukesha and Milwaukee.

Active Campus

Our Pioneers learn and grow outside the classroom as well. Our competitive spirit thrives in our 23 NCAA Division III athletic teams. Our students also make time to pursue their passions or explore new ones, in areas such as music, theater, art, photography and more. And with 50+ student organizations, it’s easy to explore different interests and make friends.

University details

About Carroll University

A true Pioneer, Carroll University is Wisconsin’s first, four-year institution of higher learning. Our private university is grounded in the liberal arts tradition and is a leader in the health sciences. We offer more than 95 areas of study including a variety of graduate programs and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. From 1846 forward, we’ve prepared our students to live a life of purpose and meaning through learning opportunities and experiences in a diverse and global society.

Career at Carroll University

Career Services offers resources for students at every point of their career journey. Whether it’s a first-year student curious about what careers are associated with a particular major or a senior interested in meeting with recruiters and building a résumé, our team of experts is here to provide support and guidance.

We engage and empower students in all academic areas/majors to develop both personal and professional skills, and help them explore the link between the classroom experience and potential career fields. Our alumni continue to have access to our services, including resume and cover letter reviews, interview assistance, preparation for graduate school, and access to the Handshake job search engine.

Campus life

Our campus is just blocks from charming downtown Waukesha’s riverfront shops and restaurants, putting you in walking distance of everything you want to do.

Carroll is part of a safe, historic neighborhood just blocks from downtown Waukesha, Wis., putting you within walking distance of everything you want to do. We’re close to bike and hiking trails, nature centers, beaches, public parks, rivers and lakes.


Undergraduates Scholarship:

  • International students are eligible to receive $25,000 in scholarship awards


Ranking & Accreditation of Carroll University

  • #30 in Regional Universities Midwest U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • #15 in Undergraduate Teaching U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Student Accommodation at Carroll University

  • Housing: $10,970

On-campus living is part of the Pioneer journey—it’s where you’ll make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Carroll offers thirteen residence hall options to suit a variety of needs and budgets, including undergraduate and graduate housing. Traditional halls typically serve as home to incoming and first-year students although they are available to all students as a living option. The exceptions are Steele and Swarthout Hall, which are only open to incoming students. Suite single halls are available for students who have achieved sophomore status or higher. Apartments are available to students who are juniors and seniors. Graduate housing is also available to graduate students in the Hartwell Apartments.

Programs at Carroll University


  1. Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching*


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  1. Organizational Development and Learning (Executive)*
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  1. Business Administration (Executive)*
  • Analytics
  • Business Management
  • Healthcare Administration
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  1. Accounting
  2. Actuarial Science
  3. Animal Behavior
  4. Applied Physics
  5. Art
  6. Art Education
  7. Aviation Science & Drone Technologies
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Biology
  10. Biology Education
  11. Business Administration
  12. Business Economics
  13. Business Management & Leadership
  14. Chemistry
  15. Communication
  16. Computer Science
  17. Criminal Justice
  18. Education
  19. English & Writing
  20. Environmental Science
  21. Exercise Science
  22. Finance
  23. Freshwater Sciences
  24. Global Studies
  25. Graphic Design
  26. Health Sciences
  27. Healthcare Administration
  28. History
  29. Information Technology
  30. Marine Biology
  31. Marketing
  32. Math
  33. Music
  34. Music Therapy
  35. Musical Theatre
  36. Nursing
  37. Oceanography
  38. Philosophy, Politics & Economics
  39. Photography
  40. Political Science
  41. Political Science Education
  42. Psychology
  43. Public Health
  44. Religion
  45. Secondary Education
  46. Sociology
  47. Spanish
  48. Sports Administration
  49. Theatre
  50. Theatre Arts Education
  51. Video Game Design
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