Macalester College was founded in 1874 with a commitment to making it one of the finest colleges in the country. Its founder, the Rev. Edward Duffield Neill, served as a chaplain in the Civil War and held positions in three U.S. presidential administrations.
With special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society, a Macalester education prepares students to thrive in a globally connected world.
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to collect, analyze, and interpret data that improves understanding of the qualities and characteristics of education at Macalester, supports institutional planning and decision-making, and aids in policy and program development.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
Since 1986, Macalester has welcomed students from the United World Colleges (UWC), a network of International Baccalaureate schools designed for students interested in gaining leadership and cross-cultural skills in a global context.
First Year Halls
It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to the DeWitt Wallace Library. We pride ourselves in offering an open and inclusive environment. Our primary mission is to support the educational goals and informational needs of the Macalester community. We do, however, happily open our doors to public.
Macalester College’s wireless network uses your username and password to connect, an authentication method that provides a more secure wireless experience. Detailed connection guides are provided for the most common computing devices.
The Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center fosters community by providing centralized facilities and services for programs which encourage interaction, fulfill daily needs, promote development, embrace diversity, generate revenue and cultivate connections to the college.
The Macalester Club Sports Program is designed to provide opportunities for students to participate and compete in a variety of sports activities not offered on the varsity level at the College. These activities are competitive in nature.A club sport is initiated, organized, and operated by Macalester students who share a common interest in specific sports activity. In addition to sport skill development, Club Sports also provide students with learning experiences and leadership opportunities through involvement in club organizations, administration, budgeting, scheduling and fundraising.
What you do outside the classroom is just as important as what you do in it. There are 100+ student organizations and new ones are being formed all the time. From sketch comedy to knitting to managing a real mutual fund, Macalester’s student organizations are as diverse as our student body. Go ahead, try out the Scrabble club or Mac Rocketry. It’s up to you.