Macalester College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Macalester College Description:

Macalester College's small 53-acre campus is situated in a pleasant residential neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. For a small liberal arts college, Macalester is quite diverse -- students of color make up 18% of the student body, and 11% of students are international. Central to the college's mission are internationalism, multiculturalism and service to society.

The college is highly selective with 96% of students coming from the top quarter of their high school class. Macalester has an impressive 10 to 1 student faculty ratio, and average class size of 17, and a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,146 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,639
  • Books: $1,123
  • Room and Board: $11,266
  • Other Expenses: $979
  • Total Cost: $64,007

Macalester College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,325
    • Loans: $5,798

    Academic Programs:

    Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
    • Transfer Out Rate: -
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Macalester College Mission Statement:

    mission statement from http://www.macalester.edu/academic/catalog/

    "Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society."

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