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Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
University Website: www.macalester.edu
Apply Online: www.macalester.edu/admissions/forms/
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Coordinates: 44°56′21.07″N 93°10′4.70″W / 44.9391861°N 93.1679722°W / 44.9391861; -93.1679722 Macalester College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in 1874 as a Presbyterian-affiliated but nonsectarian college. Its first class entered September 15, 1885. The college is located on a 53-acre (21 ha) campus in a historic residential neighborhood and includes seven academic buildings, ten residences, a library and a technology center. Notable alumni include Kofi Annan, Walter Mondale, Marlene Johnson, DeWitt Wallace, Alexander Wendt, Ari Emanuel, Peter Berg, Tim O'Brien, Bob Mould, Charles Baxter, and Gregg Osborne. Macalester enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students. The school is known for its large international enrollment and has one of the highest percentages of foreign students in the United States. Macalester is one of the Hidden Ivies and considered one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation. The 2011 and 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked Macalester 25th in the nation among National Liberal Arts Colleges, and it was named one of America's 25 New Elite "Ivies" by Newsweek in 2006. 13 Macalester students have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $41,800.00 avg tuition

1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1899
(651) 696-6000

Apply online Admissions:
www.macalester.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.macalester.edu/financialaid/i..

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Macalester College

Statistics:
Applied 6,111
Admitted 2,137 35%
Enrolled total 478
Full Time: 478
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 650 740
SAT Math 630 710
SAT Writing 640 730
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 27 32
ACT Writing 8 9
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 94%
4-year graduation rate 82%
6-year graduation rate 86%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Macalester College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $41,800.00 $41,800.00 $41,800.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,306.00 $1,306.00 $1,306.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $9,396.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $888.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $40.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,010.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 83%
Percent receiving grant aid 78%
Avg amount of grant aid $28,608.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 62%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,730.00

Macalester College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
Area Studies, Other X
Asian Studies/Civilization X
Latin American Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Neuroscience X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
EDUCATION
Education, General X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Linguistics X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies X
International/Global Studies X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Economics, General X
Geography X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music, General X

Macalester College Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship $2000 November 01, 2014
IES Legacy Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
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