Macalester College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1600 Grand Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105-1899

(651) 696-6357

(800) 231-7974

Fax: (651) 696-6724



Contact: Lorne Robinson

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

1600 Grand Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105-1899

(651) 696-6000

www.macalester.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,900

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 479

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,871

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 41%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Macalester College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(651) 696-6000
Website:www.macalester.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.macalester.edu/admissions/apply/
Address:1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1899
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,146
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):87%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,146 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$50,639
Out-of-state Tuition:$50,639
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$33,325

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Macalester College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Macalester College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education1
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics8
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Psychology1
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total41

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Macalester College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Macalester College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$50,639
Out-of-state$50,639
Books and supplies$1,123

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid48183%
Grant or scholarship aid46279%$33,325
Student loan aid32355%$5,798

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,73080%$32,183
Federal student loans94944%$6,284

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Macalester College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Macalester College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,9462,3503,596
Percent admitted100%36%38%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%9%8%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Macalester College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,146
Undergraduate enrollment2,146
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Macalester College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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