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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1600 Grand Ave Saint Paul, MN 55105-1899
Phone: (651) 696-6000
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Macalester College
  • Located in Saint Paul, MN
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,033 students enrolled
  • 41% admitted
  • $54,114 annual cost to attend
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Cole from Terrell, NC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Research, research, research! Your "Why this School" essays need to be detailed, well thought-out, and very specific.

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  • Grace from Nebraska
  • I am a current student here

    Macalester can be very intense, so make sure you have hobbies that relax you and get off campus when you can. Winters are cold, but manageable. I've even found that I appreciate winters more now that I know how to live in them, and what I need to wear. Don't allow this to deter you from the school.

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  • Stephanie from Centennial, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Be yourself! Macalester students are interested in a broad array of topics, majors, and careers. Get involved! Most everyone at Macalester has or is involved with some sort of community service, internship, or research. Experience in at least one area (whether academic or not) is helpful. Come visit and stay with a current student if possible! Spring Samplers in April are a great way to do that, but they fill up fast.

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  • Carolyn from Germantown, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Visit and stay overnight with a current student! Talk to us and ask us why we chose this school. We have students from all around the world, so you can here a variety of opinions.

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  • Christina from Minneapolis, MN
  • I am a past student here

    Invest in actual winter gear - warm boots, a big coat, good gloves, etc. These don't have to be pricey either, catch the end of season sale in the spring, or check out one of the many great vintage/thrift stores near campus. Give everyone you meet a chance. Its a small school, and bad social interactions go a long way - you never know who'll you'll have to partner with in your next class! Try everything! The clubs are very welcoming, especially to those new to the topic or activity (also, theres usually tasty food involved..).

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