Macalester College

Saint Paul, Minnesota


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National Rank
Macalester College overview
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Online macalester.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
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 5,985 prospective students applied, and 2,468 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 621 enrolled in the school.  2,140 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 34 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $54,114 plus fees of $230. Macalester College is ranked 73 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Macalester College overview
SAT 1310/1500
ACT 29/33
GPA 3.81
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Macalester College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,168
Other Fees$230
Room and Board $12,156
Budget for Other Expenses$959
Total One Year Cost$68,627

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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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Feb 16, 2019
D******g from St. Paul, MN

Amazing school that only gets better by the year. With new facilities and an increasingly accomplished & thoughtful student body, you wont be disappointed with your choice!

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