For International Students

Register for a fall visit
Admissions Office
(800) 231-7974
651-696-6724 (fax)
62 Macalester Street
St. Paul, MN
55105 USA
Financial Aid
(800) 231-7974
651-696-6866 (fax)
Mailing Address
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN
55105 USA

Photo of international and US students carrying flags at Macalester.

Things to Know and Do

  1. Mac professors love to teach. They mentor, encourage, assist, inspire and challenge students to do great things.
  2. The comprehensive fee to attend Macalester covers 75% of the college’s annual expenditures. The other 25% comes from the endowment and gifts to the college.
  3. Students find amazing opportunities and connections at Mac. Before graduating they gain real-world skills at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, government agencies, law firms, hospitals, research centers, finance firms and more.

A Brief History

  • 1874
    Macalester founded
  • 1946
    Yahya Armajani, a historian from Teheran, joins the faculty
  • 1949
    International relations major created
  • 1950
    United Nation’s flag first flown at Mac, has been flying ever since.
  • 1961
    International Center opens
  • 1980’s
    Macalester among the first U.S. colleges to enroll United World College students
  • 1997
    Kofi Annan, Mac graduate of 1961, becomes Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • 2009
    Institute for Global Citizenship opens

Iva Djurovic

“Mac professors provided important contacts and helped me gain valuable experience. Because of that, I'm going to consult at the World Bank.”

—Iva Djurovic
Belgrade, Serbia

After Mac: World Bank
Photo of campus.