Macalester's location in a residential neighborhood—minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis—offers students a wealth of opportunities.

Twin Cities

  • Home to 3.5 million people
  • 16th largest metro area in the United States—smaller than New York, larger than St. Louis or Denver.
  • Best place for young job seekers in the country (Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce)

Community Involvement

  • More than 90 percent of our students participate in some form of community-based work before they graduate.
  • More than 60 courses partner with businesses and organizations in the Twin Cities community as part of the curriculum.

Extra, Extra Curricular Activities

  • Want to catch a show? Only New York City has more theater seats per capita than the Twin Cities.
  • There are 16 museums, all within access by bus.
  • Home to the Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, and Lynx

Getting Around

  • Named "America's best bike city" by Bicycling magazine. Two Nice-Rice bike stations are located by campus. You can also check out a bicycle at our library.
  • Our bus system is one of the country's largest transit systems. A bus-stop is conveniently located right on campus.
  • An international airport is only 20 minutes away from Macalester.
  • 60+

    Courses that integrate civic engagement in the Twin Cities into the curriculum.

  • 82K+

    82,863 hours volunteered in St. Paul and Minneapolis by our students.

  • 17

    Fortune 500 companies in Minnesota—a great opportunity for internships.

  • 6

    Coffee shops surround campus, each independently owned.