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Macalester College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1874
Affiliation: Presbyterian (historic affiliation)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,918
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $578,020,000
Admissions Address

1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lorne T. Robinson
Admissions office telephone: (651) 696-6357
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.macalester.edu/admissions/applying.html Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 39%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 49%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 38%
Total applicants: 4,826
Total acceptances: 1,881
Total freshman enrollment: 501
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 25%
Male applicants: 1,941
Male acceptances: 780
Male freshman enrollment: 220
Female applicants: 2,885
Female acceptances: 1,101
Female freshman enrollment: 281
Out-of-state freshmen: 83%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 603
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 211
Students enrolled from waiting list: 63

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 91%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 80%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 630 – 740
Math: 630 – 710
Combined: 1260 – 1450

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 45.0% 32.4%
600-699 40.3% 52.0%
500-599 11.5% 14.4%
400-499 2.7% 1.2%
300-399 0.5% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 49%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 28 – 34
Math: 26 – 31
Composite: 27 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 50.8% 60.8% 40.0%
24-29 43.9% 32.7% 49.8%
18-23 5.3% 6.5% 10.2%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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