MACALESTER COLLEGE, SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA - ADMISSION

Saint Paul, MinnesotaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1874Established Year

Macalester College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

With an acceptance rate of 41%, Macalester College enrolls more than 2,000 students each year. Currently, the college offers more than 800 courses for undergraduate applicants. There are no graduate courses available with the college

  • Macalester College invites applications for Fall, Spring or Summer sessions.
  • UG applicants can apply with the common application portal.
  • The university accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.

Highlights

Application PortalCommon application portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)40 USD
Acceptance rate41%
Average SAT score1440
Average ACT score32
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidWork-Study, Loans, Grants, and Scholarships

Macalester College Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines are as follows:

Term/SemesterDeadline

Undergraduate applicants

Early Decision INovember 15
Early Decision IIJanuary 1
Regular DecisionJanuary 15

Macalester College International Student Admissions

The admission process for international applicants is the same as that for US applicants. However, international applicants have to meet additional requirements. ELP test scores and visa requirements are two major additional requirements for international students.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Official transcripts that are not in English, must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • Certification of finances
  • 2 Academic recommendation letter
  • SAT/ACT (no minimum score)
  • Departmental requirements: Portfolio are required for arts courses.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

The minimum required scores by the college are given below.

TestMinimum required score
TOEFL-iBT100
TOEFL-PBT600
IELTS7

Visa Process for International Students

  • Form I-20 is issued from the university
  • Applicants need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

Macalester College Undergraduate Admissions

Macalester College offers more than 800 courses, with 39 majors to all the applicants. The most popular majors being Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology, and Political Science. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Common Application Portal

Application Fee: 40 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
    • SAT code: 6390
    • ACT code: 2122
  • Proof of residency
  • Financial Statement
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants

The admissions at Macalester College are considered to be selective. The university’s admission office reviews the applicants not just their qualifications but also on the academic and professional challenges faced. SAT/ACT scores are not mandatory but for students who wish to provide the scores, the range is SAT- 670 to 750 and ACT- 30 to 34.

Decision notification by the university arrives by December 1 (early decision I), February 1 (early decision II), and March 30 (regular decision). Applicants are required to make a decision by January 15, February 15, and May 1.

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