Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2022-2023, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Macalester is $62,500. The 2023 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.28% compared to the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount for similar schools' tuition of $42,731.
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for the academic year 2023-2024 is $64,547 which is a 3.3% increase compared to 2023's rate.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $15,547 when a student live on a campus housing facilities for year 2023. The on-campus living costs increased by 3.56% compared to the previous year.
Macalester Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
Change % 2022-20233.28%3.56%
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
Cost estimates for 2023-2024 are based on last year's rate of change.
Macalester College - COA
Macalester College - Undergraduate Tuition Chart
Macalester College - Room and Board Coost Chart
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Macalester. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $1,946.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2022-2023)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
The 2023 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2024 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
Macalester College - Tuition per Credit Hour
Macalester College - Books and Supplies Costs
The next table compares the tuition & fees between Macalester College and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between Macalester College and Similar Schools
Macalester College$62,500
University of St Thomas$50,366
Concordia University-Saint Paul$24,400
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota$41,150
St Catherine University$47,870
Bethel University$41,270

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Macalester?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2023, the estimated tuition for 4 years at Macalester is $265,910.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees Estimates
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2027Fall 2023$64,052$65,643$67,273$68,943$265,910
Class of 2028Fall 2024$65,643$67,273$68,943$70,655$272,513
Class of 2029Fall 2025$67,273$68,943$70,655$72,410$279,280
Class of 2030Fall 2026$68,943$70,655$72,410$74,208$286,215
Class of 2031Fall 2027$70,655$72,410$74,208$76,050$293,323
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2023, the estimated 4-years COA is $335,847.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Macalester College.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2027Fall 2023$80,862$82,886$84,974$87,125$335,847
Class of 2028Fall 2024$82,886$84,974$87,125$89,342$344,327
Class of 2029Fall 2025$84,974$87,125$89,342$91,624$353,065
Class of 2030Fall 2026$87,125$89,342$91,624$93,973$362,065
Class of 2031Fall 2027$89,342$91,624$93,973$96,391$371,330
Last year, 85% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $178,219.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Macalester College.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2027Fall 2023$41,455$43,479$45,567$47,718$178,219
Class of 2028Fall 2024$43,479$45,567$47,718$49,935$186,699
Class of 2029Fall 2025$45,567$47,718$49,935$52,217$195,437
Class of 2030Fall 2026$47,718$49,935$52,217$54,566$204,437
Class of 2031Fall 2027$49,935$52,217$54,566$56,984$213,702

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2023 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Macalester College.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Macalester College 2023 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$62,500$853 $15,547

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