Macalester College

Address:
1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1899
Phone:
651-696-6000
Website:
http://www.macalester.edu
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About Macalester College

Macalester College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,996
 Graduate0
 Total1,996
GenderFemale58%
 Male42%
Student Age% Under 2599%
 % 25 and Over1%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time98%
 % Part-time2%
Race/Ethnicity% White69.7%
 % Black4.2%
 % Asian8.9%
 % Latino4.4%
 % Native American1.0%
 % Race Unknown0.0%
 % International student12%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal4,317
 % Admitted43%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled28%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT65%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT57%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800740 / 800
 SAT Writing630 / 800740 / 800
 SAT Math620 / 800710 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite28 / 3632 / 36
 ACT English28 / 3634
 ACT Writing8 / 1210 / 12
 ACT Math26 / 3632 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$40,046
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$40,046
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid76%
 % Undergraduates with Loans54%
 % Undergraduates with Grants69%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$990
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,078
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$870
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Saint Paul Area

Median Age30.9
Median Household Income$45,939
Total Population283,991
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.4% 51.6%
 Age 0-950.6%49.4%
 Age 10-1750.4%49.6%
 Age 18-2447.5%52.5%
 Age 25-2948.8%51.2%
 Age 30-3950.3%49.7%
 40+48.0%52.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White62.6%
 % Black15.0%
 % Asian14.7%
 % Latino9.8%
 % Native American1.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,078
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$709
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50034.2%21.5%8.9%
 $500 to $74950.1%44.6%0.0%
 $750 to $99911.1%24.2%46.6%
 Over $10004.6%9.7%28.0%
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