Macalester College: Admission & Tests

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Macalester College LogoHere is a quick overview of Macalester College general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Macalester College admission requirements are rather strong; in 2013/14 the college accepted only 37 percent of the applicants.

The college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but does not require admission test scores.

Macalester College usually will accept your:
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • dual credits
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$40
Macalester College requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Macalester College is $40.00.

SAT Test Scores

Scholastic Aptitude Test is important stage of the application procedure. 62 percent of applicants at Macalester College completed the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 610 to 770 on Critical Reading, from 620 to 760 on Math, and from 610 to 750 on Writing. Based off those numbers, if you scored above 720 in SAT Critical Reading, 720 in SAT Math, and 710 in SAT Writing, this should get you admitted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
560
690
720

SAT Math
570
690
720

SAT Writing
560
680
710

ACT Test Scores

Submitting the results of American College Test is usual step of the application procedure at Macalester College. 58 percent of applicants submitted results of their ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 27 to 33 on Composite, from 28 to 36 on English, from 26 to 34 on Math, and from 7 to 11 on Writing. Based off those numbers, if you have got above 32 in ACT Composite, 33 in ACT English, 32 in ACT Math, and 10 in ACT Writing, that gives good chances to get accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
25
30
32

ACT English
26
32
33

ACT Math
24
30
32

ACT Writing
7
9
10

Contact Admissions

Phone Number
(651)
696-6000
To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Macalester College, please contact this school directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (651) 696-6000 or check Macalester College Website

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