What Makes Us Special

About Macalester College

Founded in 1874, Macalester has been preparing students for world citizenship and providing an integrated international education for over seven decades. Students come from every state and over 90 countries for an academic program ranked among the best. They study abroad for 15 weeks or more, providing time for substantial experience and study in another country. Graduates reap the benefits of a global education in the job market and at the nation's top graduate programs.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660-740

* Cannot enter ACT data. 25th-75th for ACT math are 27-31 and 30-35 for English.

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 60%
Men 40%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 93.28%  Help

More About our Students

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Price of Attendance in 2017-18  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 93%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 312 124 8 0 444