Macalester College

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world rank  1067

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University Overview

Founded in 1874, Macalester College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of St. Paul (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Minnesota. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Macalester College (Mac) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 146 years old 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.

University Identity

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
St. Paul (population range: 250,000-499,999)
55105-1899 Minnesota
United States
T +1 (651) 696 6000
F +1 (651) 696 6689

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul 55105-1899
+1 (651) 696 6357
800 231 7974

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) -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Macalester College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society ACS

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
  • Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • 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)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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