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Admitted Students

Welcome Class of 2024!

Your path to college will be memorable in many ways. As you adjust to changes beyond your control, we’re confident the skills, passion, and talents that led to your college acceptance, will guide you forward. Our Macalester community is here to support your life as a student and global citizen. Let’s stay connected–it feels more important than ever.

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President Brian Rosenberg

Reaching out with words

In this time when a handshake, an embrace, or even a shared physical space is restricted, I’m grateful to hear from both new and old friends, family, and the Macalester community. We can still share this experience with grace and compassion. For students having to make choices amid unforeseen change, I share these thoughts, and extend my sincere welcome.

President Brian Rosenberg

Reaching out with words

In this time when a handshake, an embrace, or even a shared physical space is restricted, I’m grateful to hear from both new and old friends, family, and the Macalester community. We can still share this experience with grace and compassion. For students having to make choices amid unforeseen change, I share these thoughts, and extend my sincere welcome.

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Meet faculty, staff, and students in a variety of virtual events. Admitted students and their families can join us for one or multiple events to hear directly from the Mac community. Join us live, or view available recordings.

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Experience Macalester

Imagining your life at Mac is even easier when you engage with our faculty, students, and campus. Learn more about the people and places that will guide and support you before, during, and even after college.

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Roommates at Mac

Current students share some real talk about roommates. They’ll tell you that experiences are all different, there’s support in this community, and friendships and memories are part of the journey.

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1 TO 1 CHAT WITH A COUNSELOR

An online chat can help you better understand your life at Macalester. Hear more about the academic and extracurricular possibilities that await you. From choosing a major, to joining student orgs, to exploring your career, we’ll answer the questions about the topics that interest you most.

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1 to 1 Chat with a Mac Student

When you’re curious about the day-to-day life of a college student, an online chat with a current student is your direct connection to those answers and so many more. Ease any worry about being a first year student and hear stories that will build your excitement for the fall semester.

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Your next steps

Macalester’s deposit deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020. As you make your decision, use this simple guide to stay connected and track the steps required for enrollment.

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How I chose my college

Jesse, Traci, and Julia look back to picking a college. They consulted with family and friends along the way and then trusted their process to make a decision. Spoiler: it was Macalester.

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GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Connect with students who are citizens of countries across the globe. They are able to share first-hand knowledge about moving to St. Paul and navigating through new experiences.