Macalester College

1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN
Christian college

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Majors offered at Macalester College

Biggest majors
Biology, General

Academics at Macalester College

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Somewhat Selective (41% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Macalester College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Physician Assistant (PA)122k
Software Engineer98k
Executive Director90k
Research Scientist73k
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization59k
Urban Planner50k
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization41k
Based on 1,911 student responses
54.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
101.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
31%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Macalester College

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Student reviews of Macalester College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Close to activities in a city
Close-knit community
Diverse and Inclusive
Good work-study options
Vanessa Francis
Hiking And Backpacking
Yoga + 6 others



I enjoyed the effort to be inclusive that the school provides. It can feel a bit like a utopia just considering how many students can be truly authentic to themselves without fear of judgment from other students or their institution. The education is rigorous and you will constantly be surrounded by people with varying niche knowledge in certain subjects. Macalester does a great job of picking unique and well-rounded students. The school also has so many opportunities to learn that are not limited to the campus via study abroad, volunteering, and internships.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus is small and if you are looking for a large atmosphere that emphasizes parties then this may not be the place for you. While I think that a lot of the student body does go to parties on campus or clubs around the cities, we do not have fraternities or sororities (but the University of Minnesota is right around the corner for that).

Olivia Peters
Politics and Political Science
Interior Design
Baking + 4 others



I love Macalester due to its close-knit, diverse community. As an international student myself, it was easy to meet people from all around the world and subsequently broaden my perspective. My time at Macalester has taught me to become a global citizen, all while being in a cozy and supportive environment that values academics.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

While it is no big deal to me personally, some people believe the food options should be increased for those who need eating accommodations. For example, there is not a huge variety of dishes offered for vegan students so some students request to get off of the meal plan so that they can prepare food for themselves.

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