Macalester College

1600 Grand Ave, Saint paul, MN 55105-1899
Tel: (651)696-6000
Private not-for-profit | 2,070 students
Macalester College is a privately supported coeducational liberal arts college. It was founded in 1874 as a Presbyterian-related but non-sectarian college; its first class entered Sept. 15, 1885. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society

School Overview:

Macalester College
CountyRamsey County, MN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
189 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,070 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,035 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
35 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted37%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)630-740450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)640-730460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)630-720440-570
ACT English (25-75%)29-3419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)27-3318-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-106-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)28-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Macalester, located in a friendly, residential neighborhood, has 53 green acres in the heart of two of America's safest, most vibrant cities. Macalester has seven academic buildings, 10 residence halls, 5 language houses, a library and technology center. The academic buildings and library include state-of-the-art technology (plus one of the Midwest's largest telescopes) and the residence halls offer a variety of living experiences, from traditional dorms to apartment-style suites.
  • Macalester students come from all 50 states plus D.C. and from 90 countries. They are scientists, writers, actors, environmentalists, athletes, musicians and more.
  • Macalester has an 11 to 1 student-faculty ratio with an average class size of 17 (labs: 12). All 750 courses are taught by Macalester's faculty (92 percent have a Ph.D). There are 454,000 volumes in the library and 1.5 million available through our online catalog (Students also have access to the University of Minnesota library).
  • Extracurricular activities on campus, athletics, eating out, visiting museums, seeing movies, parks, Macalester and the Twin Cities offer a dizzying number of distractions from and additions to coursework.
  • Macalester has been named “America’s Hottest Liberal Arts College” by the 2006 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into College” Guide. Macalester is ranked 26 among the 215 national liberal arts colleges in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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