St. Paul, Minn. – Macalester College has joined QuestBridge, a national non-profit that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education.

QuestBridge partners with highly selective colleges and universities that offer excellent educational opportunities and financial resources to high-achieving, low-income students. All partners share a commitment to increasing the presence of these students on their campuses, and to making college affordable to all admitted students, regardless of their financial background.

“QuestBridge has been extraordinarily successful in helping outstanding low-income students realize their potential and attend wonderful colleges around the country,” said Lorne Robinson, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.  “We’re excited and looking forward to our partnership.”

Beginning this year, students will be able to apply through QuestBridge’s National College Match admission program. Admitted QuestBridge students will be a part of Macalester’s Fall 2017 entering class. Like all partner colleges, Macalester will meet 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need.

Macalester and Claremont McKenna College join QuestBridge as its 38th and 39th partners. Other college partners include: Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, California Institute of Technology, Carleton College, Colby College, Colorado College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Davidson College, Duke University, Emory University, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Princeton University, Rice University, Scripps College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Trinity College, Tufts University, University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Washington and Lee University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Williams College and Yale University.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,138 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. The college is nestled in a residential neighborhood, minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, offering students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more. Learn more at

May 25 2016

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