Twin Cities: Our Location

Want to check out a show?
Visit a Russian art museum?
Go out for Thai food?
Find an internship at a Fortune 500 company?
Conduct advanced research at a nationally renowned lab?

Macalester's location in a lovely, residential neighborhood—minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis—offers students a wealth of opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts and more.

  • sun with glasses on Average number of sunny days: 250
  • rocker Ranked 3rd in Esquire magazine's "Cities That Rock" list

  • city skyline Home to 3.5 million people, 16th largest metro area in the United States—smaller than New York, larger than St. Louis or Denver.

  • bike Named "America's best bike city" by Bicycling magazine

  • lego people Ranked 2nd as "coolest community for young talent" by Next Generation Consulting

  • money bag Ranked 1st by MarketWatch as "the nation's best metro center for business"

  • theater sign Only New York has more theater seats per capita

  • sheriff badge The Twin Cities top Forbes' list of "America's safest cities"

  • minnesota twins logo Home to the Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild and Lynx

  • maple leaf Macalester's neighborhood is "one of the prettiest in America ... where historic heritage meets modern flair," according to

  • snoopy Famous Minnesotans: Prince, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Bob Dylan, Charles Schulz and the Coen Brothers