Macalester College Rankings

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In the World#1123 of 14178
In North America#356 of 2629
In the United States#320 of 2528
In Minnesota#5 of 49
In Saint Paul#2 of 10

Quick Review

Religion
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Acceptance rate
32%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
31
Avg. cost to attend
$31,458 /y
Aid receiving
83%
Undergraduates
2,098
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Macalester College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate32%32%32%
Applicants6,5982,6353,963
Admissions2,1298431,286
Freshmen enrolled full time502217285

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
285 or 57%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1320
or below

75% of them
had 1510
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Macalester College are 1320-1510 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
252 or 50%
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

White1186 (57%)
Nonresident Alien319 (15%)
Hispanic183 (9%)
Asian164 (8%)
Two or more races142 (7%)
Black or African American88 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown8 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$31,458/year
Average aid awarded
$37,169
Students receiving aid
83%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$10,158
$30-48K$14,047
$48-75K$20,102
$75-110K$26,382
$110K+$44,320

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$56,062
Tuition in-state$56,062
Tuition out-of-state$56,062
Fee in-district$230
Fee in-state$230
Fee out-of-state$230

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,316
Combined charge for room and board$12,592
Room charge$6,762
Meal charge$5,830

Macalester College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Political Science and Government, General52
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics51
Computer and Information Sciences, General49
Biology & Biological Sciences, General40
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other37
International & Global Studies35
Geography28
Chemistry, General22
Mathematics, General22
Environmental Studies17
History, General16
Mass Communication & Media Studies14
English Language and Literature, General14
Neuroscience14
Philosophy14
Sociology12
Creative Writing11
Anthropology8
Fine & Studio Arts, General8
Intercultural & Multicultural and Diversity Studies8
Japanese Language and Literature7
Physics, General6
Linguistics6
Geology & Earth Science, General5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General5
Spanish Language and Literature4
German Language and Literature4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Religion & Religious Studies3
Music, General3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
Russian Language and Literature3
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
French Language and Literature1
Asian Studies & Civilization1
Women's Studies1
Chinese Language and Literature1
Grand Total532
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate91%89%92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,017
Citations
79,360

Publication count by topic

Sociology
285
Mathematics
268
Political science
241
Psychology
231
Physics
210
Computer science
202
History
168
Biology
166
Economics
162
Geology
147
Geography
131
Chemistry
123
Medicine
112
Philosophy
110
Art
96
Business
45
Environmental science
40
Materials science
40
Engineering
26

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History514487
Political science6282,589
Sociology7413,999
Geology7874,357
Economics8065,889
Physics88411,622
Philosophy961125
Psychology11119,558
Geography11211,540
Art133738
Mathematics13564,720
Biology148712,759
Business16621,054
Environmental science18591,081
Computer science18952,902
Chemistry19386,249
Medicine20603,297
Engineering3018288
Materials science3590340

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901567
199131100
199241104
199331121
199435194
199528244
199634311
199757390
199869531
199952615
200063836
2001551003
2002641234
2003521555
2004611599
2005712097
20061002290
2007952661
2008992733
2009952970
20101083101
20111333699
20121284144
20131444488
20141334631
20151444977
20161224930
20171275166
20181394765
20191385363
20201175683

General info

Alternative namesMac
Founded1874
WikipediaMacalester College
MottoNatura et Revelatio Coeli Gemini
Nature and Revelation are twin sisters of heaven
Colorsblue, orange
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff665
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55105-1899
United States
City population285,000
Phone6516966000
Fax+1 (651) 696 6689

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