A Macalester education surrounds students with rigorous academics, unparalleled support and invaluable opportunities to connect with the world. Join a community of life-long learners who will challenge the status quo and translate ideas into action. Macalester offers admission for U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international students who have completed one or more semesters as a full-time college student following high school graduation.

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Undergraduate student profile

2,175 Total undergraduate students
37% Domestic students of color or Native American students
55% Students who are female
1% Students who are transfers 
100% Students who are under 25

Credit transfer

Individual course-by-course evaluation; Macalester accepts no more than the equivalent of two years (64 credit hours) from courses earned at a college or university prior to matriculation at Macalester and subsequent to graduation from high school. In order to receive a Macalester degree, you must complete two full years of coursework (64 credit hours) at Macalester. Learn more about transferring credit to Macalester.

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Block transfer accepted


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Application deadlines
Fall term: April 1 (Please note that our transfer application deadline has changed from prior years.)

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Where electronic transcripts must be sent
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Financial aid & cost

Each admitted student receives a financial aid package that meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for financial aid. Two out of three Macalester students receive need-based financial assistance.

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