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Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a private college of liberal arts and sciences. Its academic program ranks among the top 20 in the nation and includes broad research and internship opportunities. In small classes where rigorous debate is encouraged, Macalester challenges students to consider ideas from multiple perspectives, to be responsible global citizens, and to forge solutions to current and future global problems.

Website: www.macalester.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,174
Undergraduate
Students
(59.6%) 1,295 Women
(40.4%) 879 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 5,985 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
660-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
691 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,553
Tuition and Fees
$56,292
Room and Board
$12,592
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$48,261
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,880
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
188
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Paul Population
290,770
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scot
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.5% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.9% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
15.8% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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