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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
640
75th
730
25th
640
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
29
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,466
Declined 3,907
Total Received 6,373
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Private

2,118

undergraduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,118
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

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

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
no
Students may not have cars on campus
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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
640
75th
730
25th
640
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
29

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee (waived if filed by November 15)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,466
Declined 3,907
Total Received 6,373

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$36,479

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,248
Room $7,026
Board $6,058
Additional fees $230
Books & supplies $1,213
Total $72,775
Average Financial Aid - $36,479
Total with Avg. Aid $36,296

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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Midwest Conference (football only), Collegiate Water Polo Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
International/Globalization 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, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Women's 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

2,118

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,118
students

Female
58%
1,234

Male
42%
884

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,092
students

Female
58%
1,214

Male
42%
878

1%

26
students

Female
77%
20

Male
23%
6

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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
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: April 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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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
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