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Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Computational Science Checkmark
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,046
Applied
2,466
Accepted
2,247
Enrolled
27%
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Female Admissions

5,306
Females Applied
1,451
Females Accepted
27%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,725
Males Applied
1,015
Males Accepted
27%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 31st
Early decision plan November 1st December 6th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 20th
Transfer April 15th May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 682 680 750
SAT Math 682 660 765
ACT Composite 30 29 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

62,040
Private
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Fees

230
Full-time student fees
14,000
Room & board
7,518
Room only
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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

55,594
Avg. Financial Aid Package
54,387
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
51,914
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,524
Avg. Loan Aid
17,159
Avg. Grant Aid
48,937
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
97.3%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
66%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,247
Total Undergrad students
13%
International Students
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.85%
Black or African American 4.95%
White or Caucasian 54.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.36%
Asian 8.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 8.07%
Other 0.4%

Gender

Male (43.21%)
Female (56.79%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 62%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
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
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
Student patrols Checkmark
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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 3 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 No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo No No 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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 3 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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

267
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 199
Part-time - 68
Male - 113
Female - 154
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