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 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 38.69% and the yield is 22.18%. 2,623 men and 3,750 women applied to Macalester College and 1,015 men and 1,451 women students were accepted. Among them, 231 men and 316 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,3732,6233,750
Admitted2,4661,0151,451
Enrolled547231316
Acceptance Rate 38.69%38.70%38.69%
Yield 22.18%22.76%21.78%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 323 students (59% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 312 students (57%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 720 and the 25th percentile is 640. The SAT Math score is 730 (75th) and 640 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 29 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640720
SAT Math640730
ACT Composite2933
ACT Math2631
ACT English3035
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Macalester College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,200, ACT: 72 - 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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