Macalester College

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world rank  1006

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University Overview

Founded in 1874, Macalester College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Saint Paul (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Minnesota. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Macalester College (Mac) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. Macalester College (Mac) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 146 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Mac also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym Mac
Founded 1874
Motto Natura et Revelatio Coeli Gemini
Nature and Revelation are twin sisters of heaven
Colours Blue and orange

University Location

Address 1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul
55105-1899 Minnesota
United States
Tel +1 (651) 696 6000
Fax +1 (651) 696 6689

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul 55105-1899
(651) 696 6357
800 231 7974

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Presbyterian Christian-Presbyterian Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Macalester College's Library
Macalester College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 285,544 physical volumes, 14,483 physical media, 199,747 digital/electronic medium and 210 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Macalester College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,331 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
  • Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU)
  • Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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