Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|See, Sort All 300 Best College Values|SPECIAL REPORT: Kiplinger's College Rankings|How We Rank the Best College Values

Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)


(0) selected | Compare up to 5
View College Compare List

Macalester College is ranked 36 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 68 among all colleges.

Visit College Website

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 49%
Applicants who took ACT 63%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+48%
600-69936%
600+84%

SAT Math Score

700+45%
600-69942%
600+87%

ACT Score

30-3668%
24-2929%
24+97%

Students applied5,946
Students admitted2,206
Admission rate37%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate84%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$52,234
Fees$230
Room and board$11,672
Estimated book expense$1,123
Total cost$65,259

Cost after need-based aid$27,867
Cost after non-need-based aid$51,507

Average debt at graduation$23,875

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$45,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$37,392
Average non-need-based aid$13,752

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,146

Full-Time

Men846
Women1,262

Part-Time

Men20
Women18

Freshmen retained93%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|See, Sort All 300 Best College Values|SPECIAL REPORT: Kiplinger's College Rankings|How We Rank the Best College Values