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Macalester College Admissions

Macalester admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 41%. Students that get into Macalester have an average SAT score between 1300-1480 or an average ACT score of 29-32. The regular admissions application deadline for Macalester is January 15. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Macalester early decision deadline is November 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
41%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
53%
Total Applicants
5,900
SAT Range
1300-1480
SAT Reading
660-740
SAT Math
640-740
Students Submitting SAT
45%
ACT Range
29-32
ACT English
30-35
ACT Math
27-31
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
66%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$40
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
82%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.11 responses
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