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Most Helpful Review for Macalester College
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Rowan from Finlayson, MN
  • 10 out of 10 people found this review helpful

Definitely visit! Macalester has a very definite atmosphere, and it's difficult to imagine yourself as a student there without having physically been there.

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  • Grace from Nebraska
  • I am a current student here

    Macalester is a good place for a bunch of nerds who care about social justice and activism. Macalester is a small school that creates a tight knit community.

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  • Stephanie from Centennial, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Macalester is a fast paced, warm and welcoming, rigorous place to go to school. The overall community as well as the international and minority communities here are tight knit and the atmosphere is one of support rather than competition. Everyone here genuinely cares about each other -- whether it be professor, student, staff, or faculty.

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  • Innocent from Zimbabwe
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    A first world class school, where global knowledge is treated as a golden priority. There is cultural diversity. It is an exciting place to get an education.

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  • Carolyn from Germantown, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Macalester is a very accepting, open-minded, and active college. Aside from its academic rigor, it also offers many opportunities to engage the Twin Cities community, study abroad, and meet other students from a variety of backgrounds. Macalester always has something going on and its small size, combined with the possibilities of the Twin Cities, gives students the intimacy of small schools (small class sizes, connections to professors, etc.) without being limited in their education.

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  • Christina from Minneapolis, MN
  • I am a past student here

    Macalester is a place for the open-minded, who want to explore outside of their comfort zone, personally and academically. Being a small school, students can easily get to know their professors and peers, and work in depth on longer projects. The Minnesota climate can take some getting used to, but the twin cities are a great hub for food and entertainment.

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  • GANewSchool
  • I am a current student here

    The staff and faculty can be described as nothing less than amazing. I have had a wonderful time engaging in discussions about race, ethnicity and politics. Mac is a great place to find your true self.

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  • Sarah
  • I am a current student here

    At Macalester I have found a loving and supportive community, challenging and rigorous academics and more opportunities than I ever could have dreamed of. I have learned about the world around me and about myself at Mac and have developed meaningful relationships with my peers, my bosses (work study) and my professors. Campus is beautiful and the Twin Cities are a wonderful place to study and grow.

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  • Sarah
  • I am a past student here

    Macalester is intellectually engaging and challenging. It emphasizes internationalism and community engagement, but it often falls down when it comes to commitment to its progressive values.

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  • Jennifer from Coeur D Alene, ID
  • I am a current student here

    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 students work to help each other succeed. With its location in Saint Paul, MN students rarely lack for things to occupy their time with.

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  • AA from Saint Paul, MN
  • I am a current student here

    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 a wide array of activities. The conversations that take place are substantive and thought-provoking.

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