Macalester College: Statistics

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#1513 of 14,131 In the World
#430 of 2,597 In North America
#386 of 2,496 In the United States
#8 of 48 In Minnesota
#2 of 10 In Saint Paul
#352 of 1,002 For Classics and Ancient History
Top50% For 21 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Acceptance rate
39%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
31
Avg. cost to attend
$35,589 /y
Aid receiving
85%
Undergraduates
2,049
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
macalester.edu

Macalester College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 39% 39% 39%
Applicants 6,373 2,623 3,750
Admissions 2,466 1,015 1,451
Freshmen enrolled full time 547 231 316

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
323 or 59%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1280
or below

75% of them
had 1450
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Macalester College are 1280-1450 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
312 or 57%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 29
or below

75% of them
had 33
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Macalester College are 29-33 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1090 (53%)
Nonresident Alien 294 (14%)
Hispanic 217 (11%)
Asian 175 (9%)
Two or more races 158 (8%)
Black or African American 98 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 8 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$35,589/year
Average aid awarded
$35,464
Students receiving aid
85%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $13,926
$30-48K $10,543
$48-75K $15,953
$75-110K $23,609
$110K+ $43,202

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $58,248
Tuition in-state $58,248
Tuition out-of-state $58,248
Fee in-district $230
Fee in-state $230
Fee out-of-state $230

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,300
Combined charge for room and board $13,084
Room charge $7,026
Meal charge $6,058

Macalester College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 44
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 38
Mathematics, General 35
Computer and Information Sciences, General 30
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 29
Neuroscience 26
Political Science and Government, General 26
International & Globalization Studies 25
Geography 19
Physics, General 19
Chemistry, General 14
History, General 12
Anthropology, General 12
Environmental Studies 12
Creative Writing 12
Philosophy 10
Linguistics 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 9
Mass Communication & Media Studies 8
English Language and Literature, General 8
Intercultural & Multicultural and Diversity Studies 7
Religion & Religious Studies 6
Music, General 6
Japanese Language and Literature 5
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
Sociology, General 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4
German Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Latin American Studies 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Women's Studies 2
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
French Language and Literature 1
Asian Studies & Civilization 1
Chinese Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 459
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 93% 92% 93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,649
Citations
71,599

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
963 / 13,272
Environmental Science
397 / 18,184
Physics
304 / 12,324
Sociology
270 / 5,026
Biology
261 / 10,937
Economics
226 / 6,373
Political Science
216 / 2,101
Psychology
202 / 11,212
Medicine
192 / 9,149
Business
188 / 5,130
Art & Design
177 / 1,542
Astrophysics and Astronomy
175 / 7,338
Computer Science
175 / 3,586
Chemistry
141 / 2,744
Geology
130 / 4,228
History
128 / 693
Engineering
127 / 5,278
Gender Studies
124 / 2,308
Mathematics
122 / 3,973
Geography and Cartography
117 / 2,876
Demography
97 / 3,027
Ecology
95 / 8,347
Philosophy
91 / 138
Development Studies
78 / 1,272
Law
74 / 1,075
Social Psychology
72 / 4,840
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
71 / 82
Political Economy
58 / 757
Classics and Ancient History
56 / 334
Paleontology
54 / 1,927
Public Policy / Administration
53 / 1,943
Math Teachers
50 / 2,189
Art History
45 / 104
Linguistics
43 / 711
Media Studies
43 / 141
Petrology and Geochemistry
42 / 888
Materials Science
39 / 245
Anthropology
37 / 93
Communications and Public Relations
37 / 733
Environmental Management
37 / 722

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 30 126
1992 42 130
1993 30 134
1994 36 221
1995 34 275
1996 35 331
1997 59 416
1998 73 531
1999 63 650
2000 68 854
2001 60 995
2002 71 1302
2003 60 1558
2004 70 1646
2005 78 2052
2006 104 2330
2007 99 2717
2008 101 2862
2009 109 3226
2010 118 3353
2011 144 3922
2012 137 4315
2013 154 4722
2014 146 4954
2015 162 5415
2016 137 5510
2017 137 5638
2018 156 5706
2019 146 6115
2020 128 6999
2021 123 7312

Macalester College alumni

  1. Danai Gurira

    Danai Gurira
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Macalester College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in psychology
    Occupations
    actorplaywrighttelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Danai Jekesai Gurira is an American actress and playwright. She is best known for her starring roles as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2012–2020) and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

  2. Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1938-2018 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    diplomateconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from 1997 to 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organisation founded by Nelson Mandela.

  3. Walter Mondale

    Walter Mondale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2021 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomatautobiographer
    Biography

    Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 under President Jimmy Carter. A U.S. senator from Minnesota from 1964 to 1976, he was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1984 presidential election, but lost to incumbent Ronald Reagan in an Electoral College and popular vote landslide. Reagan won 49 states while Mondale carried his home state of Minnesota and the District of Columbia. His vice presidential nominee, U.S. Representative Geraldine Ferraro from New York, was the first female vice-presidential nominee of any major party in U.S. history.

  4. Peter Berg

    Peter Berg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm directorfilm producertelevision director
    Biography

    Peter Berg is an American director, producer, writer, and actor. His directorial film works include the black comedy Very Bad Things (1998), the action comedy The Rundown (2003), the sports drama Friday Night Lights (2004), the action thriller The Kingdom (2007), the superhero comedy-drama Hancock (2008), the military science fiction war film Battleship (2012), the war film Lone Survivor (2013), the disaster drama Deepwater Horizon (2016), the Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day (2016), the action thriller Mile 22 (2018), and the action comedy Spenser Confidential (2020) the latter five all starring Mark Wahlberg. In addition to cameo appearances in the last six of these titles, he has had prominent acting roles in films including Never on Tuesday (1989), The Last Seduction (1994), The Great White Hype (1996), Cop Land (1997), Corky Romano (2001), Collateral (2004), Smokin' Aces (2006), and Lions for Lambs (2007).

General info

Alternative names Mac
Founded 1874
Motto Natura et Revelatio Coeli Gemini
Nature and Revelation are twin sisters of heaven
Colors blue, orange
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 650
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55105-1899
United States
City population 312,000
Phone 6516966000
Fax +1 (651) 696 6689

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