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Admitted Student Profile for Class of 2025

Data current as of March 22, 2021

Number of Applicants9,049
Applicants Admitted31%
Number of states represented50, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam
Countries represented97
Countries (by citizenship) with applicants to Macalester157
Languages spoken at home74
High schools represented1,635
Top states represented, by high school Minnesota
California
Illinois
New York
Massachusetts
Wisconsin
Washington
Texas
Colorado
Maryland
Percentage of first-generation students16%
Percentage of U.S. students who identify as students of color42%
Number of QuestBridge Finalists and Scholars201 QuestBridge Finalists, including 14 matched QuestBridge Scholars
Percent of admitted students who opted out of SAT/ACT test score consideration46%

Changes to the 2021 admissions cycle included moving to test optional admissions, elimination of the $40 application fee, and the addition of an Early Action admissions round. These practices shall continue in future admission cycles.

Macalester College continues to expand efforts to recruit and support students from historically excluded and underrepresented groups. A new partnership with The Posse Foundation, helps students find their place at Macalester, and receive the financial and programmatic support they need to thrive. This program complements other existing initiatives, including Macalester’s QuestBridge partnership and the Minnesota Opportunity Scholarship Fund.