Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

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Macalester College

Macalester College

Macalester College Student Essentials

Macalester College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: The Piper
Website: www.macalester.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 43,693
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 43,693
Retention Rate: 94%
Enrollment: 2,236
Year Established: 1874

About Macalester College

Even if you don’t know Macalester College by name, you’re probably familiar with some of its alumni. The impressive list includes luminaries like diplomat Kofi Annan, musician Bob Mould and author Tim O’Brien.

Macalester’s prestigious academics are unique in their international focus. Studying abroad is an important part of student life at Macalester, and many of the college’s academic departments encourage global involvement, like:

  • African Studies
  • Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Community and Global Health
  • Human Rights and Humanitarianism
  • International Development
  • International Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization

Because Macalester believes that finances shouldn’t prevent you from receiving an education, the college meets all of its students’ demonstrated need. To apply for financial aid, complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the deadlines listed on Macalester’s website.

In line with its international focus, Macalester encourages students from around the world to apply for admissions. International students comprise nearly 20% of Macalester’s enrollment, with about 95 countries represented.

The application deadline for Regular Decision is January 15, and you’ll receive an admissions decision by March 30. Deadlines are the same for domestic and international students, with the exception of transfers; international transfer students must apply by January 15, while the deadline for domestic transfer students is April 15.

Macalester College Map & Location

Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105


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Getting Around Macalester College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Saint Paul, MN

Winter
Dec
27
12
Jan
24
7
Feb
29
13
Spring
Mar
41
24
Apr
58
37
May
69
49
Summer
Jun
79
59
Jul
84
64
Aug
81
62
Fall
Sep
72
52
Oct
58
40
Nov
41
26

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,236
Freshman Class 515
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,236

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 69%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 15%
Latino 7%
African American 3%
Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 15%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 11%
Domestic 89%

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