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Students walking on the Macalester campus in spring.
Four Macalester students walk past Allianz Field in St. Paul
Two students holding paintbrushes talk with their professor.
Four students sit together in a half circle on Mac's Great Lawn in front of Old Main
Two students wearing lab coats work in a psychology lab with their professor.
Four students chat while they wait at a Light Rail stop in front of the Minnesota State Capitol.
Students walking on the Macalester campus in spring.
Four Macalester students walk past Allianz Field in St. Paul
Two students holding paintbrushes talk with their professor.
Four students sit together in a half circle on Mac's Great Lawn in front of Old Main
Two students wearing lab coats work in a psychology lab with their professor.
Four students chat while they wait at a Light Rail stop in front of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Macalester College

Where ideas and intellectual curiosity matter

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Professor and student sit next to each other and talk on Metro Transit during a recent trip in the Twin Cities

City Classes

Macalester professors tap into the Twin Cities to enrich learning.

The Great Lawn in spring at Macalester. Old Main is visible in the background.

Introduction to Macalester

Academics, student life, our values, and more are all covered in our video viewbook.

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An education that extends beyond campus

Students of the world

Our mission focuses on creating a culture of diversity and justice in an interconnected world. We explore cultural narratives and beliefs, build an inclusive community, and create spaces where everyone can grow. Coursework connects ideas across cultures and continents, preparing students to articulate ideas on a global scale.

Community of collaborators

With a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Macalester professors and students dig into real-world issues to create dialogues that stem from curiosity and lead to deeper understanding.

Agents of change

Students bring a passion for effecting change and Macalester nurtures that passion. Because even small acts of advocacy can create big opportunities for creating positive change.