Macalester College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Saint Paul, MN, which is a predominantly urban area. The school's Presbyterian Church affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled per year at Macalester College.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Social Sciences
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Mathematics And Statistics
The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. The most common scores among students accepted to this school are within the range of 28 to 32 for the ACT exam, or 1920 to 2180 on the SAT exam. This school admits around 30 percent of applicants yearly. Of those accepted, around 22 percent of students registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found at macalester.edu.
The cost of tuition is nearly $46,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending Macalester College. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for a cost of $5,500 for the year. Some students at Macalester College may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Macalester College "Scots" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, please visit the school's website at www.macalester.edu. Prospective student can quickly gather information about campus life, athletics, tuition and more by researching the school via our site or through their main portal.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the students Macalester College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Macalester College has a total student population of about 2,200. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 27% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $49,000-$58,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,500-$1,800 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||84%||$31,734|
|Receiving Student Loans||59%||$6,073|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Macalester College may offer student services including:
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Macalester College has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||85%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.2%|
Macalester College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Basketball (Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Track and Field (Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Football (Midwest Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
- Water Polo
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Macalester College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Macalester College for official up-to-date information.