Macalester College

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Overview

Address1600 Grand Ave
School Websitewww.macalester.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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StatusPrivate not-for-profit
Level of StudyUndergraduate

Macalester College is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Saint Paul, Minnesota that offers undergraduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is bachelor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 5,985 students applied to Macalester College. Of those students, 2,468 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Macalester College was $54,114, in addition to fees of $230. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Macalester College.

Macalester College has a 90% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Macalester College acceptance rate is 41%. To put this into perspective, 2,468 of the 5,985 students who applied to Macalester College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Macalester College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Macalester College had an SAT score between the range of 1,310 and 1,500. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Macalester College was between 29 and 33 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Macalester College as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Macalester College, the tuition for in-state residents is $54,114. Combined with fees of $230, room and board costs of $12,156, other expenses of $959 and the $1,168 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $68,627.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $54,344 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Macalester College to $68,627 for out-of-state students.

Students at Macalester College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Macalester College was $5,485 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 23%.

Macalester College Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Macalester College.

Macalester College has a good gender split, with 60% of undergraduates being female and 40% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 65% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 18% of students come from in-state and 17% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Macalester College is 10:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Macalester College to thrive in your studies.

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