Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
15%
Out-Of-State Students
82%
US States Represented
54
Countries Represented
96
Ethnicity
African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
Hispanic
7%
White
61%
Multiracial
6%
Percent of First Generation Students
13%
Student Organizations
107
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
The Scots
School Colors
blue and orange
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Midwest Conference
Total Male Athletes
158
Total Female Athletes
225
Intramural Sports
21
Sports Club
16
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.33 Average Rating
If you have any dietary restrictions, Mac is very accomodating. There are always vegan and gluten-free options, and the catering staff is very accessible if you have further concerns. Don't go into school here expecting a diet of cheese pizza, mac&cheese, and ramen--Cafe Mac never serves it. Very nice selection of healthy foods, amazing salad bar (feta cheese and kalamata olive amazing!), wide variety of foods, and nice variation throughout the week. My only complaint would be about their policies surrounding the cafe. You aren't allowed to take food or coffee out of the Cafe (except pastries and fruit), and if you want to downsize your meal plan they don't offer you a lot of other options, but still charge you the same price. As far as I know, these things are being worked on at this time, however.
Rowan from Finlayson, MN
The food here is pretty good and there are always options for students that are vegetarian and vegan. There are also other places on campus to eat besides the main cafeteria if you want something different. If you're interested in off-campus dining, there are plenty of restaurants around Macalester that have delicious food that isn't too pricey.
Carolyn from Germantown, WI
The Townhouse is the best gay bar. Get into some performing arts in Minneapolis; I saw incredible one-man plays, quirky theater, and dance performances on a regular basis. Also, free Thursdays at the Walker. And playing in the snow.
Sarah
awesome dining hall with many healthy choices!
McKinley from Sandstone, MN
The Twin Cities are a lot of fun. They offer a lot of cultural opportunities, the most parks for a metro area in the US, tons of club and concert venues and a very lively athletic scene. Campus is right in between the two cities (about a mile between each downtown) and opportunities to get involved with the local community are endless. In addition, there is never a dull moment on campus. You will never search for something to do, but rather, for time to fit everything in. Activities are vibrant and diverse, and you're sure to find something to suit your interests.
Sarah

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