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Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
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Coordinates: 44°56′21.07″N 93°10′4.70″W / 44.9391861°N 93.1679722°W / 44.9391861; -93.1679722 Macalester College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in 1874 as a Presbyterian-affiliated but nonsectarian college. Its first class entered September 15, 1885. The college is located on a 53-acre (21 ha) campus in a historic residential neighborhood and includes seven academic buildings, ten residences, a library and a technology center. Notable alumni include Kofi Annan, Walter Mondale, Marlene Johnson, DeWitt Wallace, Alexander Wendt, Ari Emanuel, Peter Berg, Tim O'Brien, Bob Mould, Charles Baxter, and Gregg Osborne. Macalester enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students. The school is known for its large international enrollment and has one of the highest percentages of foreign students in the United States. Macalester is one of the Hidden Ivies and considered one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation. The 2011 and 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked Macalester 25th in the nation among National Liberal Arts Colleges, and it was named one of America's 25 New Elite "Ivies" by Newsweek in 2006. 13 Macalester students have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $41,800.00 avg tuition

1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1899
(651) 696-6000

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Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Scholarships for Students in Minnesota

Name Amount Deadline
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Up to $35,000 Varies
Macalester College National Merit Scholarship Varies Varies
DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarship Varies Varies
Catharine Lealtad Scholarship Varies Varies
Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship Up to $2,000 Varies
IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies
Bonner Leader Program Up to $0 Varies
Access and Equity Scholarship Varies Varies
Access and Equity Scholarship Varies Varies
B.C. Gamble and P.W. Skogmo Fund Scholarship Varies Varies
Buuck Family Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Galileo Scholarship Varies Varies
Graco Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Medtronic Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Meslow First Generation Scholarship Varies Varies
Minnesota Scholars Fund Scholarship Varies Varies
Phillips Scholarship $6,000 Varies
Securian Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Tennant Company Diversity Scholarship Varies Varies
UPS Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
UPS Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
U.S. Bancorp Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota Scholarship Varies Varies
Wenger Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Xcel Energy Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies