At Macalester College, students experience the best of both worlds—the inspiring academic program of a liberal arts and sciences education, combined with the energy and opportunities of the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Academics are ranked among the top in the U.S., with small classes, individual attention, and collaboration serving as the pillars of the student experience.
With nearly 2,100 students coming from 99 countries and all 50 states, students find richer discussions and a deeper understanding of the world through experiences in and outside the classroom.
Internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society are the values which shape Macalester’s campus culture, empowering students to create positive change and make a difference in the world. The United Nations flag has flown on campus since 1950 and student-led social movements have been happening since the 1960s, symbols of Macalester’s commitment to world peace and understanding.
The following information should help you understand the cost of attending college. Keep in mind that most students receive a financial aid package (grants and scholarships) which lowers their out-of-pocket cost. This is reflected on the net price information, if available.
Living with Family
Average Net Price$30,939 / year
This is the average annual amount that first-time, full-time undergraduate students pay at this institution after subtracting all grants and scholarships from the cost of attendance.
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