Macalester College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Macalester College
How hard is it to get into Macalester College and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,394 out of 5,900 applicants were admitted making Macalester College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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Macalester College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT45%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||700|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1360|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||750|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1510|
|Average SAT Score||1440|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Macalester College?
Macalester College typically requires applicants to be in the top 7 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1360 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1280. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1510 and Above||Good||>54%|
|1435 to 1510||Avg +||41%-54%|
|1360 to 1435||Avg -||29%-41%|
|1285 to 1360||Reach||19%-29%|
|Less than 1285||Low||<19%|
Macalester College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT66%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||30|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Macalester College?
Admission data indicates that Macalester College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Macalester College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>59%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||41%-59%|
|29 to 30||Avg -||33%-41%|
|28 to 29||Reach||26%-33%|
|Less than 28||Low||<26%|
Macalester College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
65% of Macalester College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||65%|
|Top 25% of class||90%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Bottom 50% of class||1%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||23%||23%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Macalester College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173902 IPEDS survey data for Macalester College.