Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

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.

Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

Tuition & Fees

$58,479

$58,478

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
41%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
41%
500-599
5%
700-800
44%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
400-499
2%
30-36
75%
24-29
21%
18-23
3%
12-17
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
46%
18-23
6%
30-36
68%
24-29
29%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,129
Declined + 4,469
Total Received 6,598
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Private (nonprofit)

2,098

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Political Science
  3. Computer Science
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Codes

SAT 6390
ACT 2122

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,098
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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St. Paul, MN

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.

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
64%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
41%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
41%
500-599
5%
700-800
44%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
400-499
2%
30-36
75%
24-29
21%
18-23
3%
12-17
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
46%
18-23
6%
30-36
68%
24-29
29%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(waived if filed by November 15)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
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 or ACT Required

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

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

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

Jeffrey Allen
Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 231-7974
F: 651 696-6724
admissions@macalester.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,693.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $58,249
Room $7,026
Board $6,058
Additional fees $230
Books & supplies $1,213
Total $72,776
Average Financial Aid - $49,693
Total with Avg. Aid $23,083

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,224,252
State $793,936
Institutional $54,106,329
Other external $1,046,957
Total $58,171,474

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,020,101
Other external $371,714
Total $5,391,815
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
March 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
March 1

Other
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 231-7974
F: 651 696-6866
finaid@macalester.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Brian Lindeman
Assistant Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid
finaid@macalester.edu

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

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/Recreational Sports

badminton, ballroom dance, basketball, bicycling, climbing, cricket, cycling, dance, fishing, flag football, kickball, martial arts, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, swing dance, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Donnie Brooks (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Midwest Conference (football only), Collegiate Water Polo Association
Mascot
The Scots
School colors
blue and orange

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
Philosophy
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Studies/Russian
Sociology
Theatre/Dance
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Political Science
  3. Computer Science

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

2,098

total students

20%

in-state

80%

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 Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

18%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

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

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sarah Schmidt
Associate Director, International Admissions
651 696-6357
internationaladmissions@macalester.edu

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