Macalester College in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

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Overview

Macalester College offers 123-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 36%. The most popular test is SAT - 56% of students submitted it in comparison to 58% of students who submitted ACT. 39.7% are women, and 60.3% are men. 13% percents of international students. Macalester College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Macalester College is 25954$, that is above national average. 89% of full-time Macalester College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $46,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Macalester College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$25,954
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Macalester College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,041
$30,001 - $48,000$15,447
$48,001 - $75,000$18,833
$75,001 - $110,000$24,111
$110,001+$37,786

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5810

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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26%

Types of financial aids

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1615 of Macalester College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 78 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Macalester College number 6 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Macalester College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$46,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Macalester College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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89%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Macalester College graduation rate is above the national average.

89% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Macalester College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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36%

In comparison to National Average

Macalester College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 35%.

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36%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Macalester College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 35%.

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36%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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23%

Total

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23%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

95%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Macalester College full-time retention rate is 95% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Macalester College students submitting SAT scores

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56%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1870 - 2190

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 620 - 730
Math: 620 - 740
Writing: 630 - 720

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Macalester College students submitting ACT scores

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58%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
29 - 32

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 29 - 34
Math: 27 - 32
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Macalester College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

285
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13%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Macalester College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Macalester College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Macalester College

The campus located by 1600 Grand Ave address in St Paul, Minnesota.

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Macalester College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Macalester College with 0.53% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Macalester College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Macalester College offers 123 programs in total: 123 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Macalester College is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.

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Macalester College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2004 students with 64125 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Macalester College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Macalester is my favorite college I will definitely apply there.

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Overall Rating:

Everyone here is a Trump supporter which I like!

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Overall Rating:

Best nerds in town! Go Mac!

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Overall Rating:

Best students, best location...It has changed a lot since I started teaching in 1999. No matter what, this has been my home where I have given my best, and will give my best for the remaining years.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I graduated in 1969 and at the time Macalester College was one of the best of any small liberal arts colleges in the country. I majored in art and was lucky enough to have Anthony Caponi as my advisor. Macalester was a stellar school then but now it is on par with Carlton and IMHO shares Carlton's reputation as the Harvard of the Midwest. The over 300 million Dollar endowment from DeWitt Wallace certainly gave Macalester a boost as it would have any college, however, there was/is something about Macalester's stellar foreign student exchange program and its many other programs and departments that made it special and does so to this day.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1600 Grand Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6516966000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: macalester.edu

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