Thanks to the generous support of our community of donors, the Macalester Fund supports the following areas:
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My experience at Macalester has been enriched by the diverse backgrounds of my peers. It’s really incredible that Macalester is able to attract and support students from all around the world.Anna Durall ’24
378 varsity student-athletes have access to psychologists and nutritionists who specialize in working with athletes.
Varsity student athletes at Mac
“As a soccer player at Mac I know there are lots of expenses for travel, equipment, food and more so I’m super grateful that alumni donations have continued to make that possible for athletes like me.”Grant Luce ’25
Student Emergency Aid
The pandemic brought about uncertainty in my family about the affordability of my college life. Luckily, Mac Student Emergency Aid helped me with my financial needs so that I can fully focus on my college experience.Minh Nguyen ’25
Racial Equity Support
The Racial Justice Project Fund supports proposals from Macalester students, faculty, and staff that will help expand the college’s racial justice work. This effort is funded through annual gifts to the Macalester Fund’s Racial Equity Support designation.
projects funded through the Racial Justice Project Fund since 2020
“It’s also about reclaiming your own voice, and thinking about your own story and how it connects to the bigger story. What solutions and future do we prioritize?”Rola Cao ’25, whose projects to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month were supported by the Racial Justice Project Fund
65% of students receive need-based aid, with an average aid package of $58,873.
of students receive need-based aid
“Financial aid is the only reason I was able to come to Macalester, and I’m so grateful to have this opportunity. I was really excited to branch out from my home community in Durham, North Carolina, and Macalester’s aid even for an out-of-state student made that dream possible. After two years here, financial aid has supported me not only in tuition but also in providing resources and experiences to support my success as a student.”Jane Slentz-Kesler ’24
MacExplore [a career readiness program offered by Mac’s Career Exploration office] covered many things, but my favorite was talking and listening to alums. The fact that they came from very different backgrounds and class years was amazing. Many of them gave us very valuable advice that will help us move forward in our careers.Elie Rizk ’24
Created in 2017, the Macalester Open Pantry exists to ensure all students have access to healthy food in a timely manner. Open Pantry was created by the Student Government’s Student Services and Relations Committee to address food insecurity at Macalester. It is a supplemental source that helps students fulfill the disparity in obtaining some essentials throughout the academic year and during the summer.
Mac has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio across 800+ courses and 39 majors.
student to faculty ratio at Mac
“In Mac, I have found mentors in my professors. They care about me, and they want me to thrive inside and outside the classroom.”Alan Schulz Diaz ’25