Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
Christian college

Questions and Answers

Linnea B.
12 days ago
What do Macalester College admissions counselors look for in an ideal applicant?
Linnea B.
12 days ago
What are the different meal plans available to Macalester College students?
Helen M.
4 months ago
How much are merit scholarships based on test scores versus GPA, high school classes, extra-curricular, etc?
Mia O.
4 months ago
What countries does Macalester College have a study abroad program for?
Koharu F.
6 months ago
Where can I find information on living on Macalester College campus?
Koharu F.
6 months ago
How friendly is the general student and staff population towards members of the LGBTQ+ community?

Academic details

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

Diversity statistics

57% White
8% Asian
8% Hispanic
6% Multiracial
3% Black
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Common Careers

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

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$56,292 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.