Macalester College Admission
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
A total of 9,046 students have applied and 2,828 students have allowed to admit to Macalester College (Acceptance rate: 31.26%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 21.25 % where 601 students have finally enrolled out of 2,828 admitted students.
Macalester acceptance rate is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Minnesota. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Smith College and Mount Holyoke College, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 41.47%).
Macalester enrollment rate (yield) is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Minnesota. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 28.66%).
How to Apply to Macalester College
The following table summarizes the contact and directory information to apply Macalester.
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Admission Statistics Charts
The following chart visualizes the admission statistics at Macalester and compares to similar schools by type, level and location.
*Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Test Scores Comparison
In 2022, the average SAT score at Macalester College is 1,428 and the average ACT score is 31. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Macalester College is comparable to the schools (average score is 1,347). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
|SAT Average||ACT Average|
|Similarly Colleges in Rankings||1,347||30|
|All U.S. Colleges||1,123||68|
|Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges||1,132||69|
|Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Minnesota||1,175||71|
SAT/ACT Scores by Subject
At Macalester College, 208 students submitted SAT scores (35% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,428 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Minnesota. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
|25th percentile||75th percentile|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||680||750|
*Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)
At Macalester College, 234 students submitted ACT scores (39% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 31 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Minnesota. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
|25th percentile||75th percentile|
Macalester Admission Requirements
The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Macalester College. The school requires 3 items to submit - Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
|Secondary school GPA||Recommended|
|Secondary school rank||Recommended|
|Secondary school record||Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program||Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores||Considered but not required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)||Neither required nor recommended|