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Macalester College

St. Paul, MN
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Grand Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

United States

Phone: 651-696-6357

Fax: 651-696-6724


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Admissions Office Phone:8002317974
Admissions Office Fax:6516966724
Admissions Office Email:admissions@macalester.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Fine Arts Center
Leonard Center (athletic facility)
Bateman Plaza (our front patio)
Shaw Field
Second Floor Campus Center
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Caribou Coffee and Dunn Brothers, coffee houses
Mississippi River, 20 min. walk down historic Summ
Grand Ave/Crocus Hill 3 miles of shops, restaurant
Uptown in Mpls., trendy and artsy shops, etc.
Mall of America, complete w/amusement park, aquari
1. Coffee houses just a few doors from campus. 3. Grand Ave runs through campus and also boasts art galleries, live music and a movie theater. 5. Mall of America, largest shopping mall in the country.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:macalester.edu/visitcampus

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:January prior to Senior Year
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Average Length of Interview:45 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:By Appointment
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@macalester.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Contact Coach Directly
Advance Notice:1 week
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@macalester.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:admissions@macalester.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Not available on Sat nights or during exams or holidays; not available to juniors during the fall

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 7 miles from campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve St. Paul. If you are arriving in town by plane, bus, or train, we recommend that you come to campus by taxi. The campus is approximately 15 minutes from all terminals, and the fare should be $12-15.
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From I-94, take the Snelling Ave. exit and go south on Snelling to Grand Ave. Turn right (west) on Grand Ave. and go 1 block. Turn left (south) on Macalester St. From the north on I-35, take I-35E into St. Paul. Exit to I-94 westbound, and follow directions above. From the south on I-35, take 35 E into St. Paul. Exit at Ayd Mill Road (exit #104B). At second ligth, take a left onto Grand Avenue (westbound). One block after crfossing Snelling Avenue, turn left (south) onto Macalester Street. Follow signs to visitor parking. The admissions office is located at 62 Macalester St. Parking for visitors is available in a lot across the street.
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Four rooms are available at the on-campus Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House. A double room is inexpensive and the rate includes breakfast. A 5-minute drive gets you to Chatsworth Bed and Breakfast (984 Ashland Ave.; 651-227-4288), a peaceful, 1902 Victorian home near good restaurants and shops. The elegant St. Paul Hotel (350 Market St.; 651-292-9292), Minnesota's only 4-star hotel, is a 10-minute drive from the school. Here's a quick list of lower-priced places accessible to Macalester: Holiday Inn (1010 W. Bandana Blvd.; 651-647-1637), 5 miles away, and the Sheraton Four Points (400 Hamline Ave. N.; 651-642-1234 or 800-535-2339). The Sheraton has a pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, restaurant, and bar.
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Stillwater is 30 minutes from Macalester. Try River Town Inn (306 W. Olive St., Stillwater; 651-430-2955). Its 9 guest rooms range in price from inexpensive to expensive, with full breakfast included. Lowell Inn (102 N. 2nd St.; 651-439-1100) offers nice rooms and high rates with no breakfast during the week. The Holiday Inn International (3 Appletree Square, Bloomington; 651-854-9000) is near the airport and Mall of America (20 minutes away by car). Both downtown St. paul and Minneapolis have beautiful hotels and access to fine restaurants.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • Office of Admissions
    1600 Grand Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55105
    Phone: 800-231-7974
    Fax: 651-696-6724
    Email: admissions@macalester.edu
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  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
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