How much does Macalester College cost?

Macalester College Cost of Attendance
In-state $52,464
Out-of-state $52,464
On-Campus Room and Board $11,672
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $30,672
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $16,811
$30,000-$48,000 $19,129
$48,000-$75,000 $14,304
$75,000-$110,000 $23,994
Over $110,000 $36,798

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 86% $33,104
Federal Grants 16% $5,316
Pell grants 16% $4,373
Other federal grants 6% $2,624
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $6,121
Institutional grants or scholarships 83% $32,061
Student loan aid 55% $5,865
Federal student loans 45% $6,319
Other student loans 18% $4,807

Contact Macalester College to learn about their financial aid program

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Macalester College Admissions

What is Macalester College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 41%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 45% of applicants
SAT Reading 660-740
SAT Math 640-740
SAT Writing 630-720
ACT Submissions 66% of applicants
Composite Score 29-32

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Macalester College Campus Life

10:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

100

Forbes Ranking

85%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

87%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2136
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 100%
Gender Balance
Women
61%
Men
39%

Student Diversity

62%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
61.10%
Unknown
21.35%
Hispanic or Latino
7.49%
Asian
6.51%
Black or African American
3.32%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.09%

Macalester College Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

85%

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