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Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

Macalester College

Overview

Macalester College is a 4-year institution located in St. Paul, MN, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105-1899
United States
Contact Mr. Jeff Allen
Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid
Email: admissions@macalester.edu
Phone: 651-696-6357
Fax: 651-696-6724

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Research And Experimental Psychology Related Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts And Stagecraft Related Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,985
Applied
2,468
Accepted
2,174
Enrolled
41%
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Female Admissions

3,542
Females Applied
1,488
Females Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,443
Males Applied
980
Males Accepted
40%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 30th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 15th May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 691 650 730
SAT Math 704 660 770
ACT Composite 30 29 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

56,062
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Fees

230
Full-time student fees
12,592
Room & board
6,762
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

47,763
Avg. Financial Aid Package
48,261
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
43,773
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,911
Avg. Loan Aid
15,251
Avg. Grant Aid
40,870
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
63%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,174
Total Undergrad students
16%
International Students
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.77%
Black or African American 3.4%
White or Caucasian 58.05%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 6.49%
Other 0.28%

Gender

Male (40.43%)
Female (59.57%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 72%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Winter Ball, Springfest and Founders Day

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Most popular organizations:
Program Board, WMCN - Macalester College Radio, The Mac Weekly, Outing Club and Climbing Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Division 3 No

Faculty

264
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 188
Part-time - 76
Male - 116
Female - 147