The atmosphere is “academically challenging without feeling competitive,” and Macalester is all about “finding the balance between serious academics, service, and fun.” The faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields. You'll have direct access to them since nearly 70% of classes have fewer than 20 students. They care about your future.
Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries. A rich and diverse curriculum includes 45 majors and over 800 courses to choose from and time for you to explore before you commit to a major.
Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more. This “unique international community in the middle of a frozen metropolis” has an “ideal” placement in a “beautiful” residential neighborhood dotted with restaurants and shops, with quick access to two major cities. At Mac, “There is so much to do on campus that you’re never bored.” “So many organizations, so little time!” says a student. With more than 120 organizations, “It’s hard to find the time to get involved in everything, but very easy to find something to do.”