Macalester College

Women's WCLA
3 / 10
2,174 Undergrads / 2,174 Students
9 / 10
$31,458 Net Price
9 / 10
32% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
86% / 91%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
On campus housing is provided and is required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • United Kingdom
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Madison Wisconsin Area
  • London United Kingdom
  • Greater Milwaukee Area
Where Grads Work
  • University of Minnesota
  • Wells Fargo
  • State of Minnesota
  • Target
  • Microsoft
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • ThreeM
  • University of Washington
  • U.S. Bank
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Accenture
  • Medtronic
  • Amazon
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • IBM
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Research
  • Media and Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Social Services
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Sales
  • Legal
  • Administrative
  • Program and Project Management
  • Healthcare Services
  • Arts and Design
  • Finance
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
630 - 740
660 - 770
1350 - 1510
29 - 35
27 - 32
29 - 33

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 640 - 720 for SAT; 8 - 10 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 6,598 2,635 3,963
% Admitted 32% 32% 32%
% Admits That Enroll 24% 26% 22%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.96
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (28%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (10%)
    Political Science and Government, General (9%)
    Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (9%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (9%)
    Computer and Information Sciences, General (9%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (8%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (7%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Research and Experimental Psychology, Other (7%)
    International/Global Studies (6%)
    Physical Sciences (6%)
    Geography (5%)
    Foreign Languages (4%)
    English Language & Literature (4%)
    Chemistry, General (4%)
    Mathematics, General (4%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$56,292
    Books & Supplies$1,191
    Cost of Living$12,592
    Personal Expenses$978
    Sticker Price$71,053

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    83% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship78%$37,169
    Federal Grants19%$6,073
    Pell Grants19%$4,909
    Other Federal10%$2,195
    State & Local Grants7%$5,686
    Institutional Grants78%$35,374
    Student Loans54%$6,032
    Federal Loans48%$4,840
    Other Loans24%$3,929

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $771 Million $354,781

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,500.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $20,000 $229

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 0.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 590 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $47,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 6.14 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 86% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 6 6
    Fondling 3 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 7 6
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionNot classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)
    Enrollment ProfileExclusively undergraduate four-year
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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