Macalester College Top Questions

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?


People at Macalester are themselves. Always. There is no ideal for how you're supposed to act, what you're supposed to do, who you're supposed to be. The only social expectation you'll ever face is the pressure to be YOURSELF. It's immensely refreshing to be valued for the individual that you are, in all your strengths as well as your imperfections. At the same time, you find yourself consistently being prodded outside of your usual comforts and into a plethora of experiences. African drumming is a complimentary activity for International Studies majors, I've discovered!


The dedication it has to its community and the fun I have while there.


It is incredibly freindly and academically challenging. Both students and faculty enjoy engaging conversations that incite controversy and humor. There's a great music scene in the Twin Cities area and plenty of activities to do around campus. The student body is very diverse and tolerant. People expressive themselves in a myriad of ways, and no one seems to care.


The diversity of my friend group and the location of it.


Kofi Annan former secretary general of the United Nations is an Alumnus of my school


Intellect and intelligence of classmates, great discussions had in and out of class, fun social scene


The amazing friends that I made and how much the diversity of my social group was key to my personal and academic development.


How intellectual the student body is, and how accessable and friendly the professors are.


The campus involvement and location


My ability to play collegiate althletics and go to a school as good or better than theirs at the same time


The size, mostly. The way that student orgs get us involved in being responsible for getting involved with our interests.