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Macalester College SAT Scores

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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SAT scores needed to get into Macalester College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Macalester College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1427

The average composite SAT score for admitted Macalester College freshman is 1427 out of 1600. Macalester College students have the 56th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1427 is in the 97th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1340 to 1515

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1340 to 1515. The 75th percentile score is 1515 while the 25th percentile score is 1340.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Macalester College but we estimate it to be around a 1250 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 712

The average score for Macalester College students on the math portion of the SAT is 712 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 660 and the 75th percentile score 765.

Average SAT Reading Score 715

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 680 to 750 and the average score for Macalester College students is 715.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

35 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Macalester College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Macalester College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 31.3%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.81.

Can I get into Macalester College with a 1515 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1515 or higher is very competitive at Macalester College and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 46% or higher but admission is competitive.

Can I get into Macalester College with a 1430 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1430 to 1505 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 31% to 44%.

Can I get into Macalester College with a 1340 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1340 to 1420 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 19% to 30% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Macalester College with a 1250 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1250 to 1330 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 18% chance of admission to Macalester College. SAT scores below 1250 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to Macalester College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 62%
1590 60%
1580 58%
1570 56%
1560 54%
1550 53%
1540 51%
1530 49%
1520 47%
1510 45%
1500 43%
1490 42%
1480 40%
1470 38%
1460 36%
1450 35%
1440 33%
1430 31%
1420 30%
1410 28%
1400 27%
1390 26%
1380 24%
1370 23%
1360 22%
1350 20%
1340 19%
1330 18%
1320 17%
1310 16%
1300 15%
1290 14%
1280 13%
1270 12%
1260 12%
1250 11%
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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.