Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

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Macalester College Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 15
SAT II Scores Due January 15
College Will Notify March 30
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 2,489 3,541 6,030
Accepted 881 1,333 2,214
Acceptance Rate 35% 38% 36%
Enrolled 218 316 534

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.


SAT Scores

(62% of Students Admitted to Macalester College Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 630 to 740
  • Math 640 to 730
  • Writing 630 to 720
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 740 730 720
Bottom 25th Percentile 630 640 630

ACT Scores

(58% of Students Admitted to Macalester College Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 29 to 34
  • Math 27 to 33
  • Composite 28 to 32
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 34 33 32
Bottom 25th Percentile 29 27 28

Macalester College Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent     Not Considered
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4
Foreign Language 3
Math 3
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Lab 3
Electives 1 1

Macalester College Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 2,236 (98%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 26 (1%)

Macalester College Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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