Partner Profile: Carroll University

‌Aberystwyth University students have the opportunity to study on a direct exchange at Carroll University located in Wisconsin, USA.

Type of Link: International Exchange

Motto: Christo et Litteris 

Mascot: Pio Pete

Established: 1841

Number of students:

  • 2,907 Undergraduate
  • 451 Postgraduate


Carroll University is located in Waukesha and is the oldest college in the northern US state of Wisconsin. The city of Waukesha has over 70,000 residents and is about 20 miles west of Milwaukee and 100 miles north of Chicago. Wisconsin is part of the Great Lakes region, with Milwaukee being located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Its location in the Great Lakes region can often produce diverse weather conditions, with cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers. 
While Waukesha is a fairly small town, there is still lots to do including a farmer’s market, vineyard and water-park. However, if you’re after a bit more of a cosmopolitan atmosphere then, as mentioned, Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, is just 20 miles away and there is a bus which goes between the two


All courses are offered in English. Students from any academic department are eligible to apply at the discretion of their Department’s Exchange Co-Ordinator. Carroll University has a number of academic departments that are similar to those at Aberystwyth; students are advised to discuss the suitability of CU for their degree with their Departmental Exchanges Co-Ordinator. There are a number of courses available at CU that are similar to the following departments in Aberystwyth. These include:


There are a range of accommodation options available. In most cases, exchange students are required live on on campus, where they can live in traditional halls, suite-style halls, or apartments. The accommodation rates vary depending on room type and residence.

Visa Information and Other Costs 

All international and exchange students must apply for an F-1 visa as well as an I-901 SEVIS to study in the US. Both of these documents have fees attached which are liable to change year on year. 

ALL students attending Carroll University MUST have health insurance and be able to prove that they have purchased it. Without the appropriate health insurance, students will not be eligible for a visa.

Carroll University have a handy checklist for Exchange applicants that can help you move through the application process.Pio pete the mascot

Getting There

The closest airport to Carroll University is Milwaukee General Mitchell and the University site offers details on transfers to the campus.

The first semester begins in August and ends in December. International students are expected to arrive a few days in advance of term dates. The second semester begins in January and ends in May.

How to Apply

All students wishing to go on an exchange to Carroll University must apply through Aberystwyth University as they must first be nominated by the international office and students usually go in the second semester of their second year unless they have special permission from their department. After being nominated, students must complete the on-line application form. All applications must be made electronically.