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Macalester College

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Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Grand Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

United States

Phone: 651-696-6357

Fax: 651-696-6724

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 96
SAT:
% Submitting Score:59%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:620 - 740
     Math Middle 50%:610 - 710
     Writing Middle 50%:630 - 720
ACT:
% Submitting Score:56%
     ACT Middle 50%:29 - 32
     Math Middle 50%:27 - 32
     English Middle 50%:30 - 34
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 9
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:64%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:90%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:64%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 6,683
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,283
Total of accepted students who enroll: 555
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 95%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/01
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/07
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Regular Notification Date: 03/30
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
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
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High School diploma or equivalent is not required
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    96
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    620 - 740
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    610 - 710
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    630 - 720
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    29 - 32
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    27 - 32
  •      English Middle 50%:
    30 - 34
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 9
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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