Macalester College: Review & Facts

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Macalester College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,070 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1874 and is one of the 15 schools located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Macalester College is affiliated with Presbyterian Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
41
Macalester College will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree.

Macalester College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 41 majors. The most popular concentrations are Biology, Political Science, English and Literature, Economics, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
94%
The rate of student retention at Macalester College is very high at 94% (well above Minnesota average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Macalester College is very good: 86%. Nearly 10% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Macalester College is good: 10:1. Learn more about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$43,800
Average tuition costs are extremely high - about $43,500 annually. The additional fees at Macalester College not covered by tuition are roughly $300, which comes to $43,800 per year.

Read the details about Macalester College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
37%
According to government data, 6,030 applications were submitted and 2,214 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to enroll at this school.

This school will consider accepting advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Macalester College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,200
Macalester College offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Macalester College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Macalester College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,300 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, roughly $5,200 per academic year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Macalester College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Macalester College Location and Maps



Post Address: Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1899, USA
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