Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,235
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 31.26%

Male/Female: 41% / 59% (2017)

First generation college students: 12.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled:
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,421
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1340 - 1515

2022 Median Admit ACT: 31
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 29 - 33

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 78.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 76.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 74.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 70.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 54.9%
Black: 5.0%
Hispanic: 9.9%
Asian: 8.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 8.1%
Non-resident alien: 13.3%
Unknown race: 0.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $73,771
In-State tuition: $60,518
Out-of-State tuition: $60,518

Estimated books and supplies: $827 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $13,542 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,470 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,350 (2005)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $745 (2005)

Average Family Income: $65,867 (2001)
Median Family Income: $88,992 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 21.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 39.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $244 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,680
$30k-48k $11,010
$48k-75k $17,727
$75k-110k $23,983
$110k+ $39,494

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 85%
6-year graduation rate: 90%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $20,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 87.7% (2015)
@3 year 90.7% (2017)
@5 year 92.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 86.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 80.4% (2014)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $34,115 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $47,382 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 21 $19,000 $201 $27,477 ($2,290)
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 43 $23,324 $247 $20,089 ($1,674) $42,520 ($3,543)
Bachelor's Degree Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 15
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 25
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 39 $26,000 $276 $35,389 ($2,949)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 69 $24,000 $254 $83,794 ($6,983)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 36 $19,049 $202 $28,005 ($2,334) $41,857 ($3,488)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 64 $23,250 $245 $35,446 ($2,954) $47,677 ($3,973)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 15
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 8
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 13
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree History. 19
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 17
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 58 $20,829 $228 $71,173 ($5,931) $104,215 ($8,685)
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 18
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 12 $20,000 $212
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 41 $21,500 $228 $34,071 ($2,839) $47,854 ($3,988)
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 15 $24,177 $256 $36,890 ($3,074)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 52 $22,483 $252 $63,444 ($5,287)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $98,082
Full time faculty: 80%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

School's endowment start of year: $692,308,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $872,754,000 (2022)