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Macalester College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,033 students

35% admitted

  • 1,987 full time
  • 46 part time
  • 825 men full time
  • 1,162 women full time
  • 6,111 applied
  • 2,137 admitted
  • 478 enrolled

2,005 Undergraduates

$43,472 tuition/year

  • 28 Non-Degree
  • $43,472 in state
  • $221 fees
  • $9,726 room & board
  • $1,050 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: The Scots
School Colors: Blue and orange
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kaspar from Iowa City, IA
  • 0
  • macalester college is an excellent liberal arts college. the professors are top-notch, there is plenty to do, and it is a great place to be. …

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Autumn from Cleveland, OH
  • 0
  • Macalester is a fun and unique place where you are bound to encounter someone with the same interests. It's a challenging school and schedule, but worth the effort. There's really…

  • May-19-2012 Read More
  • AA from Saint Paul, MN
  • 0
  • Macalester creates an environment that is tolerant and inclusive. It's student population is small enough for professors to be open to students, but large enough to sponsor groups focused on…

  • Jun-25-2012 Read More
  • Jennifer from Coeur D Alene, ID
  • 0
  • Macalester College is comprised of a student body that is passionate about many different issues and subjects. Its academic rigor is significant, but both the professors and the other…

  • Jan-04-2013 Read More
Macalester College
  • Located in Saint Paul, MN
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,033 students enrolled
  • 35% admitted
  • $43,472 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Anne T.
  • Dec-19-2011 I am a current student here

    I enjoy being at Mac. My professors are awesome, and the students are too. Mac students don't really know how to party though.

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  • 5
  • A
  • Oct-10-2011 I am a current student here

    There is a ton going on on-campus for students - the only problem is juggling my schedule to fit in as many events as possible and still finding to time to get homework done!

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  • 4
  • Marijo from Mahtomedi, MN
  • Jul-06-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Macalester is great, however, I think the St. Paul/Twin Cities area is probably the more attractive draw of the two. There are plenty of campuses that would be fun, just like Macalester, but few have the benefits and fun of a big city. Great education and enormous possibilities when you get sick of studying with other student; where else can you get that?

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  • 5
  • Inga from Bemidji, MN
  • Jun-09-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Growing up in a small town going to small schools, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to go someplace where I will be in a bigger city, yet still have the community that comes with going to a smaller school that I have grown to love so much.

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  • 5
  • Joseph from Spring Park, MN
  • Jun-01-2011 I am a current student here

    Going to Macalester is probably the best decision I've ever made. I've met friends here from all different fields of study (my roommates and best friends' majors are english, computer science and economics). Most everyone gets along and you get to meet a lot of strong minded individuals. I went into the school knowing nobody and within the week, my entire freshman floor became a community where everyone was able to mingle and be friendly.

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