Admissions Information

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school at Macalester College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Admission Informationwww.macalester.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.macalester.edu/admissions/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 32.27% and the yield is 23.58%. 2,635 men and 3,963 women applied to Macalester College and 843 men and 1,286 women students were accepted. Among them, 217 men and 285 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,5982,6353,963
Admitted2,1298431,286
Enrolled502217285
Acceptance Rate 32.27%31.99%32.45%
Yield 23.58%25.74%22.16%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 285 students (57% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 252 students (50%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 740 and the 25th percentile is 660. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 660 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 29 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660740
SAT Math660770
ACT Composite2933
ACT Math2732
ACT English2935
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Macalester College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,203, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Macalester College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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