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Macalester College

370 reviews
  1. St. Paul, MN
  2. 4 Year
#71 in Best Colleges in America
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Macalester College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Macalester College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
1270-1465
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$27,999/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,041/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,447/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,833/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,111/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,786/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,045Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Outspoken
    20%
  • Pretentious
    30%
  • Socially Aware
    50%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.17 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Bubble
    11%
  • Creme dela creme
    11%
  • Intelligent and diverse thinkers
    11%
  • Internationally focused and deep thinking
    56%
  • Think broadly and deeply
    11%

After Macalester College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

370 reviews
  • Excellent
    59
  • Very Good
    163
  • Average
    126
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    8
Many students take initiative in the job world.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Class time can sow seeds of productive thought.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
It's essentially a new world to explore.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago