41%

Acceptance Rate

$37,267

Avg.Financial Aid

002358

FAFSA Code

About Macalester College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,174

Website

www.macalester.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Presbyterian Church (USA)

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Macalester College, which is located in St. Paul, MN is a private, Presbyterian Church (USA) university. The university covers an area of 53 acres. In 1874, Macalester College was founded. The motto of the Macalester College is Natura et Revelatio Coeli Gemini, (Latin) and its official colors are blue and orange. Taking into account all the courses offered at Macalester College, the total enrolment stands at 2,098. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 188 (full-time)) faculty. Speaking of gender distribution, there are around 58% of the students who are females and 42% are males at Macalester College. At MC, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several notable alumni including Bob Mould (Film Score Composer, Record producer), Kofi Annan (Politician, Secretary-General of the United Nations), Ari Emanuel (Talent agent, Businessperson), and Peter Berg (Television director, Television producer) in its 146 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 29 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by HLC Higher Learning Commission. The total endowment of the Macalester College is around $770 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

1600 Grand Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6516966000
Fax: 6516966724
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Macalester College at the 86th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

41%

SAT Range

1310 - 1500

ACT Range

29 - 33

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

The admissions process is moderately difficult albeit selective in its approach. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $40, as part of the admission process at MC. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1320-1510 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Macalester College, must score 31 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 29 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1899. They can also call them at (651) 696-6000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$29,013

Average Annual Cost

$54,114

Books And Supplies

$1,168

Other Fees

$230

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,156

Budget For Other Expenses

$959

Total One Year Cost

$68,627

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to MC. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $71,053 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($56,292), books and supplies ($1,191), room and boarding ($12,592), and budget for other expenses ($978) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

96%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,047

Faculty Overview

46%

Male Professors

54%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Biology, General

70 Graduates

Economics

63 Graduates

Political Science and Government

53 Graduates

International/Global Studies

47 Graduates

Mathematics

41 Graduates

Psychology, General

38 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

34 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

27 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

24 Graduates

Chemistry

17 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

17 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

16 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

16 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

15 Graduates

Philosophy

15 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

15 Graduates

Anthropology

14 Graduates

Education, General

13 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

12 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

12 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

11 Graduates

Sociology

10 Graduates

History

9 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

9 Graduates

Area Studies

8 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

7 Graduates

Music

6 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

5 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

3 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

3 Graduates

Intercultural/Multicultural and Div...

3 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,174

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

15%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

59% White

0% Unknown

3% Black

8% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

16% Non Resident alien

8% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

65%

Out Of State

18%

In State

17%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$71,693 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

60%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,526/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,630/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,630/year

Athletes

Division 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

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $12,592 per year. The students at Macalester College have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,630 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 42% male and 58% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$47,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,484

$22,491

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$171 - 233

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

82%

Average Aid Per Year

$37,267

Students Receiving Federal Grants

23%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,485

Students Receiving State Aid

6%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,645

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

81%

Average Aid Per Year

$35,488

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$54,814

$30K - $48K

$51,576

$48K - $75K

$48,598

$75K - $110K

$39,967

> $110K

$27,178

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$56,433,786

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,683,047

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at MC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $6,073, whereas the financial aid is $35,374. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $5,686 and institutional aid worth $35,374. At MC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $56,433,786 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $4,683,047.

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