Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

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Most Popular Majors

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Bachelors

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors
Asian Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Other Area Studies
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors
Computer and Information Sciences

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Macalester College Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.40
Retention Rate 94%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)
  • Sea Semester
  • Other: Chicago Arts. Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture. Metro Arts. Environmental Sustainability.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Other: architecture

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine

Class Sizes at Macalester College

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 64%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 1%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 34%
Fewer than 20 Students 64%
50 - 100 Students 1%
20 - 49 Students 34%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 79
  • Asian: 8
  • Latino: 5
  • Unknown and Other: 5
  • African American: 3
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 79
Asian 8
Latino 5
Unknown and Other 5
African American 3
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Macalester College

Total Faculty 235
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10
Full-Time Professors 548
Male Faculty 123
Part-Time Professors 100
Women Faculty 112

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