About Macalester College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Macalester College cost?

Macalester College Cost of Attendance
In-state $50,639
Out-of-state $50,639
On-Campus Room and Board $11,266
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $28,528
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Macalester College Financial Aid and Debt

89%

Students paying down their debt

$22,671

Typical Total Student Debt

$234

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 83% $32,183
Federal Grants 15% $5,285
Pell grants 15% $4,045
Other federal grants 5% $2,723
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $4,388
Institutional grants or scholarships 79% $32,277
Student loan aid 55% $5,798
Federal student loans 45% $6,284
Other student loans 16% $4,948

Macalester College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 119 Up to $4,500
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Macalester College Admissions

What is Macalester College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 37%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 49% of applicants
SAT Reading 630-740
SAT Math 630-750
SAT Writing 630-720
ACT Submissions 63% of applicants
Composite Score 29-33

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Macalester College Campus Life

10:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

68

Forbes Ranking

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

88%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2238
Living on campus
Transfer Students 5%
Under Age 25 100%
Gender Balance
Men
40%
Women
60%

Student Diversity

58%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
64.21%
Unknown
21.09%
Asian
6.84%
Hispanic or Latino
5.67%
Black or African American
2.06%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.04%

Macalester College Graduation Success

93%

First Year Student Retention

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$45,300

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Macalester College

Address

1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify