Macalester College


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Macalester College


  • 45% have a job after 6 months
  • 63% have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$31,038 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Archives, Rare Books

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 455,554 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,647 current serial subscriptions.
  • 78,180 microforms.
  • 10,507 Audio/Visual items.
  • 2,411 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Science Center, a facility cited as a model for conducting interdisciplinary science, is equipped with state-of- the-art instruments used by students in science courses and in interdisciplinary research collaborations with faculty. Colleagues and students at neighboring colleges and universities also use these facilities. Hands-on experience with this instrumentation is an advantage to those pursuing graduate study. On average, 65 students complete independent research projects in the Science Center every summer. In addition to lab facilities, field research by science and environmental studies majors is undertaken at Katherine Ordway Natural History Study Area, a 300 acre site 17 miles from campus featuring tall grass prairie, oak savannah and floodplain forests. Ordway’s location within a rapidly expanding major metropolitan area provides unique opportunities to study the impacts of human activities on ecological and geological processes and makes it a valuable component of larger educational, research and conservation networks. Ordway Natural Area is dedicated to biodiversity preservation, education, research, and advancement of interdisciplinary practices in Environmental Studies. The Humanities Center supports interactive language learning and provides facilities to scan documents, edit and reformat video, and produce visual presentations in several formats. Seven project rooms equipped with editing and visual design hardware enable students to compose and edit independently or in small groups. The Humanities Center also provides access to SCOLA, a 24-hour international news service, available across campus. The Humanities Center also supports Moodle, the on-line course support system which enables students to contact faculty and submit or critique assignments online.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 400 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 120 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 100 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,600 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills, other


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 68% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 30% of housing units are Singles.
  • 52% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 9% of housing units are Triples.
  • 3% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 6% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 23 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 52% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 93% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Diversity Weekend, Caribbean Splash, SpringFest, Music Extravaganza, Player’s Ball, International Roundtable, Cultural Show, International Dinner
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 72 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Delta Phi Alpha (German), Eta Sigma Phi (Classics), Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography), Iota Sigma Pi (Chemistry), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Econ/Bus), Phi Alpha Theta (Hist), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chem), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Mu Epsilon (Math), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Psi Chi (Psychology), Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Studies), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Math),
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Mac Baha’is, Council for Religious Understanding, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mac Catholics, Mac Christian Fellowship, Mac Association for Alternate Spirituality, Mac Jewish Organization, Muslim Student Association, Mac Unitarian Universalists
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Adelante, Afrika, Asian Student Alliance, Black Liberation Affairs Council, Bridges, Caribbean Student Association, Europa, Level Up: Japanese Speaking Club, Mac Association for Sub-Continental Ethnic and Cultural Awareness (MASECA), Mac International Organization, Middle Eastern Student Association, MN Nice, Pasifika, Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amnesty International, Mock Trial, Model UN, Bad Comedy Improv, Habitat for Humanity, Maction (community service), Students Together Against Rape and Sexual Assault, RHA, Mac Gaming Society, Green Party, Young Republicans, Young Democrats, Trads (male acapella), Sirens (female acapella), Scotch Tape (co-ed acapella), Voices of Tamani (African-American Gospel Music), Flying Fingers, Scoil Rince Mac (Irish Dance), Student Government, The Program Board, Art Alliance, Behavioral Economics at Mac, Mac Investment Group, Senior classical League, Women in Science and Math, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Mac Anime Society, Mac Filmmakers, MacPic, Fresh Concepts, Hip Hop Dance Team, Mac Players, Environmental Funk!, Feminists in Action, Mac Bike, Mac Conservation and Renewable Energy Society, Macalester Peace and Justice, MN Public Interest & Research Group, Macalester Urban Land & Community Health, Student Labor Action Coalition, GeoClub, INK, Kids About Dancing all the Time, Mac Clabbers, Mac DDRtists, Mac Jump & Jive, Macalester Association of Tandem Empowerment, Macalester Knight Moves, Macalester Martial Arts Club, Macalester Object Manipulators, Mac Soup, Outing Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Stitching Circle, Banshee, Chanter (literary magazine).
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Mac Weekly (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis, MN (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): St. Paul, MN (3)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): St. Paul, MN (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 16% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 75% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Minnesota)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Minnesota)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of St. Thomas)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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