Macalester College

Overview

Macalester is a liberal arts college located in the vibrant metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Students gain real-world experience at over 200 internship sites within 8 miles of campus, partner with faculty on research projects, and work at nearby research institutions. On campus, they select from more than 800 courses in 63 areas of study, including the natural sciences, mathematics, the social sciences, humanities, and the arts.

Macalester’s diverse campus reflects a rich history of internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Students are involved in over 100 organizations ranging from athletic teams to performing arts ensembles. Clubs such as the Chinese Culture Club, the Mac Muslim Student Association, Adelante!, and many others reflect the cultural diversity of the community. 

Macalester graduates reap the benefits of a global education in the job market and at the nation’s top graduate programs, joining a supportive alumni network that will support them the rest of their careers.

Fun fact: Did you know Macalester offers free bagpipe lessons? There are Scottish roots here. You can join the Macalester College Pipe Band and play at all major events.

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