Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,136
Total Number of Undergrads
2,136
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
72%
20-39 Students
25%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
82%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
42%
57%
Ethnicity

African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
White
79%
Hispanic
4%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.33 Average Rating
Macalester is definitely not for you if you don't enjoy schoolwork. As a student, be prepared to read and write TONS. It isn't bad, though. Professors are very willing to work with you if you're having trouble and they genuinely want you to succeed. Also, even if you come in thinking you have a pretty well established set of opinions, expect to have them constantly questioned. Mac prepares you to think about things from every angle and constantly re-evaluate yourself. There is a meme for Mac that says Life used to make sense; now everything is a social construct, and it is very true, but it is a really fantastic academic environment there! Everyone is very passionate about what they are doing and Mac students are generally strong advocates for social justice issues. Mac definitely prepares you for the world, not just for more school.
Rowan from Finlayson, MN
Classes are challenging but not impossible. The amount of reading varies dramatically depending on the class, but Macalester has a lot of classes on very interesting topics. Go to the school's website and look at classes on the academic page to get a taste of the kinds of things Macalester students study.
Carolyn from Germantown, WI
seems like it has great undergrad studies!
McKinley from Sandstone, MN

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