Macalester has been preparing students for world citizenship and providing an integrated international education for over six decades. The college challenges students to consider ideas from multiple perspectives, to be responsible global citizens and to forge solutions to problems that the world faces today and will encounter tomorrow. Macalester students come from every state and over 90 countries for an academic program ranked among the top 20 in the nation. They also benefit from the opportunity to learn in an international community with faculty who love to teach, a location that offers broad accessible research and internship opportunities, plus a friendly neighborhood. Most students study abroad for a semester, and graduates reap the benefits of a global education in the job market and at the nation's top graduate programs.
Macalester College at a glance
- Undergraduate: 2,073
- Domestic students: 76% White, 8% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% multiracial, 3% Black, <1% American Indian/Alaska Native, <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, excludes race/ethnicity unknown
- International students are 14% of total enrollment
- Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
- Average class size: 17
- Number undergraduate majors: 38
First-year student profile
- Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 28 and 32; 56% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
- Average SAT score: The middle 50% ranges were 630-735 for math, 640-730 for reading (excludes students for whom English is not their first language) and 640-720 for writing (excludes students for whom English is not their first language); 58% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
- Percentage from Minnesota: 12%
- Percentage who live on campus: 100%
- 2015-16 undergraduate tuition and fees: $48,887
- Room and board: $10,874
- Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial-aid: 73%