Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$58,478

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
54%
600-699
40%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
700-800
54%
600-699
40%
500-599
5%
30-36
68%
24-29
28%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,129
Declined 4,469
Total Received 6,598
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Private

2,098

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Macalester College, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,098
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational

53-acre campus in St. Paul (population: 306,621). Served by bus and train; major airport (five miles from campus) serves the Twin Cities metro. School operates transportation to consortium schools. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN
55105

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Program Board
  • WMCN - Macalester College Radio
  • The Mac Weekly
  • Outing Club
  • Climbing Club

Top Events

  • Winter Ball
  • Springfest
  • Founders Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
64%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
54%
600-699
40%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
700-800
54%
600-699
40%
500-599
5%
30-36
68%
24-29
28%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,129
Declined 4,469
Total Received 6,598

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 97
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $58,248
Room & board $13,084
Additional fees $230
Books & supplies $1,213
Other fees $996
Total $73,771
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

crew, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, rugby, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, rugby, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

2,098

total students

19%

in-state

81%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,098
students

Female
58%
1,222

Male
42%
876

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,074
students

Female
59%
1,203

Male
41%
871

2%

24
students

Female
80%
19

Male
20%
5

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 86%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

12

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

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
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