Tool December 2016

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Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)


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Macalester College is ranked 26 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 48 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 56%
Applicants who took ACT 58%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+40%
600-69944%
600+84%

SAT Math Score

700+39%
600-69948%
600+87%

ACT Score

30-3669%
24-2930%
24+99%

Students applied6,030
Students admitted2,353
Admission rate39%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,418
Fees$221
Room and board$11,266
Estimated book expense$1,123
Total cost$63,028

Cost after need-based aid$27,141
Cost after non-need-based aid$50,071

Average debt at graduation$21,937

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$35,887
Average non-need-based aid$12,957

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,172

Full-Time

Men844
Women1,294

Part-Time

Men16
Women18

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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