A Macalester education surrounds students with rigorous academics, unparalleled support and invaluable opportunities to connect with the world. Join a community of life-long learners who will challenge the status quo and translate ideas into action. Macalester offers admission for U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international students who have completed one or more semesters as a full-time college student following high school graduation.
Undergraduate student profile
2,175 Total undergraduate students
37% Domestic students of color or Native American students
55% Students who are female
1% Students who are transfers
100% Students who are under 25
Individual course-by-course evaluation; Macalester accepts no more than the equivalent of two years (64 credit hours) from courses earned at a college or university prior to matriculation at Macalester and subsequent to graduation from high school. In order to receive a Macalester degree, you must complete two full years of coursework (64 credit hours) at Macalester. Learn more about transferring credit to Macalester.
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Block transfer accepted
Financial aid & cost
Each admitted student receives a financial aid package that meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for financial aid. Two out of three Macalester students receive need-based financial assistance.
Learn more about financial aid at Macalester.
Office of Admissions
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN55015