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Carroll College

United States
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About Carroll College

Carroll is a private, Catholic, liberal arts and pre-professional college in Montana's capital city of Helena. With an enrollment of 1500 undergraduate students, we welcome all faiths and currently enroll 25 international students from 17 countries.  Carroll has earned top national and regional awards for its academic programs, including its flagship accounting, biology, civil engineering, and mathematics departments. Graduates enjoy excellent job placement nationwide and admission to the most selective graduate schools. For the third year in a row, US News and World Report placed Carroll #1 in their 2015 Regional Colleges West rankings.  Carroll is also listed as number 2 in their 2015 Regional Colleges West Best Value Schools rankings.  With over forty majors to choose from, a robust internship and coop program along with outstanding student support, Carroll College is an excellent choice for students looking for a safe and friendly, mountain setting in the Western United States.

For over 100 years, Carroll College has been a community that enlightens the minds and hearts of students. Today, our campus is home to men and women from many different places and backgrounds who—on a daily basis—learn and have fun together, cheer each other on, challenge each other, and support each other through joyful and difficult times.

At Carroll, students belong to a happy, vital community—one that puts a great amount of energy into every student’s success. And, born out of our Catholic tradition, we have a strong calling to work together for the common good.

Students will tell you their time at Carroll College is full of great fun and experiences. Surrounded by the best that nature has to offer, at Carroll you’ll elevate to new places in mind, body and spirit.

Campus information

Living on campus is an interesting part of education experience at Carroll College.Community Living staff will assist students in learning how to live in community on a residential campus. The friendships and life experiences developed by living on campus enable students enjoy numerous unexpected benefits that positively impact the academic, occupational, recreational, spiritual, mental and emotional maturity of students.

Students are required to live in college housing for their first two years of college and are encouraged to live all four years in college housing .Students learn by daily practice how to develop healthy eating, sleeping, study and social habits. 

With a population of around 60,000, Helena, the capital city of Montana, is easy to get around, but large enough to offer outstanding cultural activities. Carroll is located in the heart of Helena.  From campus you can walk to downtown for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Enjoy year round recreational opportunities including river rafting, mountain climbing, biking and hiking in the summer and skiing, snow boarding and snow shoeing in the winter. Mt. Helena, where you can hike anytime, is about a twenty minute walk from campus. Yellowstone National Park is about 2.5 hours away by car and Glacier National Park is about 3.5 hours away by car.


Carroll's residence halls are designed to accommodate the living needs of today's college student - both on a personal and academic level - providing a wide variety of services close to home. Services in rooms and suites include computer network ports and cable TV hook-ups. Each hall has a dedicated computer lab with academic software where students can work on class projects without leaving home.

Basic amenities in each room include closets/wardrobes, single bed, dresser, desk and chair. Shared restroom and shower facilities are available on each floor in Guadalupe, Borromeo, and St. Charles. Suites in Trinity have their own bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.  Common areas include kitchen, laundry facilities and recreational lounges. The Campus Apartments offer more of an independent living environment. They are two or three bedroom units with a bathroom including a shower, sink and toliet, a living room, and kitchen with refrigerator, stove top and oven, microwave, sink, and dishwasher. Chapels are located in each hall, offering mass and other Campus Ministry events and services throughout the week. The tranquil beauty of the chapels offer a quiet place to reflect, pray and meditate. Check out each individual page for more specific information on a particular residence hall.

Each residence hall is staffed by a professional live-in Assistant Director (AD) and Community Advisors (CAs). CAs are trained student staff dedicated to building community and meeting the learning goals of each residence hall. A CA lives on each floor with the students and are available to provide advice, guidance, and leadership. Peer Ministers are student staff for Campus Ministry and live with the students to provide spiritual support. There is always a CA on call whos information is posted at the front desk of each hall.  The Assistant Director on Duty can also be reached 24-hours per day at (406) 459-0540. Campus Security staff is available from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. every day.

Guadalupe Hall
Designated for Carroll freshmen, Guadalupe’s design lends itself well to providing residents with their own living space while allowing all freshmen to experience their first year at Carroll together. Known as "Guad" to its 350 residents, this hall has plenty of amentities, loads of activities, and is a community unto itself. The St. Mary Wing is an all-female wing that offers double-occupancy rooms for women on four floors with a triple occupancy room on each floor. The St. Joseph Wing provides the same options on three floors for men. GuadThe formal lounge in Guadalupe Hall is a spacious “living room” where students gather for meetings, studying, as well as music and relaxation. Guadalupe Hall also houses the Wellness Center, a convenient place for all Carroll students to access counseling and health services. There is also a computer lab, study spaces, a community kitchen and laundry facilities throughout the building.

Borromeo Hall
Borromeo Hall is offered for second year and above students. Borromeo was originally built for students entering the priesthood and designed for a simple, austere lifestyle. The reputation as the 'quiet' residence hall has been maintained over the years. Students who choose to live in Borromeo prefer the quiet atmosphere and single rooms and enjoy its close proximity to classrooms, labs, dining hall and students activities. Borromeo also houses offices, classrooms and is home to the Talking Saints Forensics team.

St. Charles Hall
Easily identified, the gothic, romanesque structure that is informally known as “Charlies” presides over the campus and was the first structure built in 1909 when Carroll College opened its doors. This turn of the century, four-story sturcture was built with red porphyry stone with a red tile roof. In the early 1900's St. Charles was the dormitory, classrooms, dining hall, library, and faculty offices and residences.

Now St. Charles houses up to 250 first and second year students in the main and south wings. Both men and women will find opportunities to live in single, double, or triple-occupancy rooms. Each room is slightly different, each having it’s own unique characteristics. Rooms vary in size and shape. Some are carpeted, some have the original wood flooring, and some are tiled.

Trinity Hall
Trinity Hall has a 9-month housing contract which begins at the start of the academic year in August The cost of housing for Trinity Hall must be paid in full at the beginning of each semester unless the student is on a monthly budget plan. Designed with 51 four-person suites, each suite features a bathroom with separate vanities and kitchens furnished withTrinity Hall a range top, full size refrigerator, sink, table, and chairs.

Each suite is also furnished with living room furniture that includes a couch, soft chairs, and tables. Bedrooms are furnished with beds (with a loft kit), dresser, wardrobe, desk and chair. There are eight styles of suites. Most are similar in appearance, but have slightly different amenities. Several suites are designed for accessibility and provide ADA accommodations.


Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 2 Applied and Pure Sciences 1 Business and Management 1 Engineering 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Mass Communication & Media 2


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