What Makes Us Special

About Macalester College

Macalester is best known for educating students in an international, liberal arts environment. Students come from over 90 different countries and 50 states to join a dynamic academic community. Macalester’s location in the vibrant metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul allows real-world experience through over 200 internship and research sites within 8 miles of campus. Graduates thrive in a global economy, gain access to top graduate programs and provide a positive impact on the world.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class*


* For ACT Composite - 25th-75th percentile is 29-33.

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 58%
Men 42%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 93%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2019-20  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 319 131 5 0 455

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