#2 Best Colleges in Minnesota

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

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 6,373 prospective students applied, and 2,466 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 547 enrolled in the school.  2,012 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 37 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $58,248 plus fees of $230. Macalester College is ranked 85 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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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 1280/1450
ACT 29/33
Estimated GPA 3.81
Applications Accepted
Macalester College overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Macalester College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,213
Other Fees$230
Room and Board $13,084
Budget for Other Expenses$996
Total One Year Cost$73,771

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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.

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