About Macalester College
On Campus Housing
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).
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.