Admissions Information

The next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2022-23, the acceptance rate is 28.01% and the yield is 22.99%. 3,455 men and 4,979 women applied to Macalester and 898 men and 1,494 women students were accepted.
Among them, 207 men and 344 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2022). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 28.01%25.99%30.01%
Yield 22.99%23.05%23.03%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 24, 2023)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2022-2023, 183 students (33% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 168 students (30%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
For score submitters, the median SAT score is 1,420. The SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 750 and the 25th percentile is 670. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 670 (25th). The median ACT composite score is 32 with 75th percentile score of 34 and 25th percentile score of 30 .
25th Percentile50th Percentile (Median)75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670710750
SAT Math670710750
ACT Composite303234
ACT Math272932
ACT English303435
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 24, 2023)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Macalester College are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,279, ACT: 28 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School Record (or Transcript) and Recommendations to its applicants.
The SAT and ACT test score is not reqired, but considered in admission process at Macalester. The english proficiency test is reqired .
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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Macalester Admission Requirements
SAT / ACTConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)Neither required nor recommended
English Proficiency TestRequired
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Work experienceConsidered but not Required
Personal statement or essayConsidered but not Required
Legacy statusNeither required nor recommended

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