1600 Grand AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55105 651-696-6357
http://www.macalester.edu admissions@macalester.edu
About Macalester College
  • Year of Foundation 1874
  • Size of Campus 53 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Presbyterian (historic affiliation)
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,869
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 80%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $37,947
  • Room and Board $8,768
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee 40
  • Enrollment No. 1,871
Founded in 1874, Macalester College has had an intense focus on educating students in an international tradition. It inspires ambitious, committed and talented young people who have the potential to change the world and prepares them to do just that. Students come to campus to learn, engage, explore, invent, have fun, make friends, devise, design, discover, speak out, and gain the experience, skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their dreams and their greatest ambitions.Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Mac Baha'is, Council for Religious Understanding, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mac Catholics, Mac Christian Fellowship, Mac Association for Alternate Spirituality, Mac Jewish Organization, Muslim Student Association, M
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of sororities 0
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Other on-campus organizations 6%
  • Number of honor societies Delta Phi Alpha (German), Eta Sigma Phi (Classics), Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography), Iota Sigma Pi (Chemistry), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Econ/Bus), Phi Alpha Theta (Hist), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chem), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Mu Epsilon (Math
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Adelante, Afrika, Asian Student Alliance, Black Liberation Affairs Council, Bridges, Caribbean Student Association, Europa, Level Up: Japanese Speaking Club, Mac Association for Sub-Continental Ethnic and Cultural Awareness
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Diversity Weekend, Caribbean Splash, SpringFest, Music Extravaganza, Player's Ball, International Roundtable, Cultural Show, International Dinner
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus St. Paul, MN (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis, MN (5)
  • Distance to nearest train St. Paul, MN (3)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 68%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (89%), apartment for single students (3%), special housing for disabled students (1%), cooperative housing (2%), other housing options (5%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 52%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 90%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 52%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 23
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 9%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 30%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 6%
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 78,180
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 120
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,507
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 100
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 2,411
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,600
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Archives, Rare Books
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 455,554
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums The Science Center, a facility cited as a model for conducting interdisciplinary science, is equipped with state-of- the-art instruments used by students in science courses and in interdisciplinary research collaborations with faculty. Colleagues and stud
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,647
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 75%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 45%
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of St. Thomas)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 63%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Minnesota)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Morgan Stanley, Microsoft Corp., Hewlett Packard, Piper Jaffrey, Teach for America, Clearwater Action, Dahlen Berg & Co., JP Morgan, Credit Suisse First Boston, Americorp, Epic Systems
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Minnesota)
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis