2,136
Students
Financial aid thermometer
45,680
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
40
2394/5900
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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
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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
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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 Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,900
Applied
2,394
Accepted
2,136
Enrolled
41%
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Female Admissions

3,521
Females Applied
1,516
Females Accepted
43%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,379
Males Applied
878
Males Accepted
37%
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 693 660 740
SAT Math 685 640 740
ACT Composite 30 29 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,114
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Fees

230
Full-time student fees
12,156
Room & board
6,526
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

45,680
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,580
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
43,640
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,040
Avg. Loan Aid
15,258
Avg. Grant Aid
39,177
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,136
Total undergrad students
16%
International Students
83%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.49%
Black or African American 3.32%
White or Caucasian 61.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 6.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 5.57%
Other 0.23%

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

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Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Winter Ball, Founders Day and Springfest

Student Services

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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, Adelante! and Outing Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Rave Alert Notification System (texting/email)

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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball No 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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Water Polo No Division 3 No

Faculty

238
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 184
Part-time - 54
Male - 112
Female - 126