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About Macalester

A force for positive change

At Macalester College, we’re painting a different picture of what a liberal arts education can be—one where challenging academics inspire personal, social, and intellectual growth. With special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society, a Macalester education prepares students to thrive in a globally connected world.

94%

Class of 2018 graduate placement rate

17

Average number of students in a class

96%

Class of 2019 participation in volunteer work, academic community-based learning, or applied research

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The Twin Cities

The power of proximity

Macalester’s unique metro location allows students to actively engage in their education through community-based learning and real-world experiences. More than 60 courses across 17 departments partner with businesses and organizations in the Twin Cities as part of the curriculum.

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Students catch up with each other outside of Old Main on a warm day.

Students catch up with each other outside of Old Main on a warm day.
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Students in all sorts of classes use the Twin Cities and the surrounding area as a continuation of the classroom. This group explored the Interstate State Park near Taylor Falls for a geology course.

Students in all sorts of classes use the Twin Cities and the surrounding area as a continuation of the classroom. This group explored the Interstate State Park near Taylor Falls for a geology course.
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Professor Harry Waters Jr. leads a group of Macalester students during this Saturday’s iteration of the One-Minute Play Festival’s Coronavirus Plays Project.

Professor Harry Waters Jr. leads a group of Macalester students during this Saturday’s iteration of the One-Minute Play Festival’s Coronavirus Plays Project.