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Macalester College

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Macalester College

Private 4 Year

About Macalester College

Macalester College () is a private liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1874, Macalester is exclusively an undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 2,174 students in the fall of 2018 from 50 U.S. states, 4 U.S territories, the District of Columbia and 97 countries. It is currently a Forbes Top 100 College, and a Forbes Top 50 School for International Students. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Macalester as tied for the 27th best liberal arts college in the United States, tied for 13th best for undergraduate teaching at a national liberal arts college, and 24th for best value at a national liberal arts college.


Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55105-1899, Ramsey County

Macalester College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#323 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Minnesota

#6 of 110

2022 Top Religious Colleges in Minnesota

#4 of 25

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Macalester College is Social Sciences followed by Biomedical, Disciplinary Sciences, Languages & Linguistics and Mathematics.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Macalester College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni