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Macalester College

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  • Macalester CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in St. Paul, MN
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  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,900
First-year Undergraduate Students: 479
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,871

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $38,174
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,174

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 573
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 230
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 638


Member: NCAA
Team name: Fighting Scots


  • Ranked #25 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #12 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #17 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #14 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
(651) 696-6357
(800) 231-7974
Fax: (651) 696-6724
Contact: Lorne Robinson
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 43%
Early decision acceptance rate 55%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 42%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,317
Female applicants 2,544
Male applicants 1,773
Applicants accepted 1,837
Female applicants accepted 1,096
Male applicants accepted 741
Freshman enrollment 515
Female freshman enrollment 314
Male freshman enrollment 201
Early decision applicants 234
Early decision applicants accepted 129
Early decision applicants enrolled 118
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 23%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 582
Students accepting place on wait list 243
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 49%
Class standing breakdown
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class 69%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class 92%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class 100%
Freshmen in bottom 25 percent of high school class N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 65%
SAT Critical Reading average score 683
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 640-740
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 668
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 620-710
SAT Writing average score 670
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 630-730
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 57%
Average ACT Composite score 30
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 28-32
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 28-34
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 26-32

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