Tuition & Fees

$50,418

$50,418

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
40%
600-699
44%
500-599
12%
400-499
4%
700-800
39%
600-699
48%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
45%
500-599
11%
400-499
3%
30-36
75%
24-29
22%
18-23
3%
30-36
49%
24-29
48%
18-23
3%
30-36
69%
24-29
30%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,353
Declined + 3,677
Total Received 6,030
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Private (nonprofit)

2,172

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Political Science
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 6390
ACT 2122

School Facts

Macalester, founded in 1874, is a private liberal arts and sciences college. Its 53-acre campus is located in a residential area of St. Paul, MN.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,172
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

St. Paul, MN

53-acre, suburban campus in St. Paul (population: 294,873). Served by bus and train; major airport serves Minneapolis (eight miles). School operates transportation to consortium schools. Public transportation serves campus.

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
95%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
40%
600-699
44%
500-599
12%
400-499
4%
700-800
39%
600-699
48%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
45%
500-599
11%
400-499
3%
30-36
75%
24-29
22%
18-23
3%
30-36
49%
24-29
48%
18-23
3%
30-36
69%
24-29
30%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,353
Declined + 3,677
Total Received 6,030

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lorne T. Robinson
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 231-7974
F: 651 696-6724
admissions@macalester.edu

Cost

Tuition $50,418
Room $6,020
Board $5,246
Books & supplies $1,123
Total $62,807
Average Financial Aid - $42,348
Total with Avg. Aid $20,459

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$42,348

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,398,431
State $679,981
Institutional $50,069,914
Other external $931,475
Total $53,079,801

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,785,186
Other external $430,711
Total $3,215,897

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III), Midwest Conference (football only)
Mascot
The Scots
School colors
blue and orange
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Art/Art History
Asian Culture/Languages
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese Language/Culture
Classics
Computer Science
Economics
Educational Studies
English
Environmental Studies
French/Francophone Studies
Geography
Geology
German Studies/German
Hispanic Studies
History
Individually Designed Interdepartmental Major
International Studies
Japanese Language/Culture
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Media/Cultural Studies
Music
Neuroscience Studies
Philosophy
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Studies/Russian
Sociology
Theatre/Dance
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,172
students

Female
60%
1,312

Male
40%
860

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,138
students

Female
61%
1,294

Male
39%
844

undergraduatePart-time

2%

34
students

Female
53%
18

Male
47%
16

Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

12%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Spring: October 29

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 91
Countries most often represented China
Ghana
India
Japan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

R. Steven Colee
Director of International Admissions
651 696-6709
internationaladmissions@macalester.edu

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