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Students walking on the Macalester campus in spring.

Admitted Students

Welcome Class of 2025!

Congratulations! The achievements, hard work, and talents that got you to this moment, will now guide you forward. Our Macalester community is here to support your life as a student and global citizen. So let’s stay connected–it feels more important than ever.

Dr. Suzanne Rivera

A Welcome from President Rivera

As you prepare to enter college, we’re here to familiarize you with Macalester’s campus, students, professors, the Twin Cities, and our values in action. President Rivera has a unique perspective as Macalester’s new president, and she is here to welcome you to the Class of 2025.

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Virtual Events

Faculty, staff, and students will share their experiences and perspectives in a series of virtual events. Admitted students and families are invited to learn more about the Macalester community and our surrounding cities.

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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.

Multicultural Life at Macalester
Podcast Series

My Multicultural Life

Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC); LGBTQ+; and first generation to college, come together to share their experiences at Macalester. This limited podcast series brings you stories of finding community, discovering identity, and making connections.

New adventures

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.

Say YES to Macalester

Your next steps

As you make your decision, use this simple guide to stay connected and track the steps required for enrollment.

Macalester Students in Library

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.

Macalester Jiaying Global Ambassador


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.