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Macalester College

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Student Population
Macalester College overview
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Online macalester.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Macalester College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Macalester College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith. In the most recent statistical year 6,598 prospective students applied, and 2,129 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 502 enrolled in the school.  2,140 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 34 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $56,062 plus fees of $230. Macalester College is ranked 85 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Macalester College is rated within the top 19% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Macalester College overview
SAT 1320/1510
ACT 29/33
GPA 3.81
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Macalester College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,191
Other Fees$230
Room and Board $12,592
Budget for Other Expenses$978
Total One Year Cost$71,053

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Macalester College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
Foreign Languages 10%
General Studies 8%
Mathematics 6%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173902 IPEDS survey data for Macalester College.

Current students may use the Macalester College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.