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Impressions Of
Macalester College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Macalester College

To Attend

  • “They give out very good financial aid.” [Macalester meets 100% of demonstrated financial need.]
  • “The quality of education. It’s very rigorous, but not to the point where you feel like you can’t do it. It’s just hard enough.”
  • “If you want to know how you can connect different areas of studies, the liberal arts education helps with this.”
  • “No one is super competitive or negative. Everyone is extremely passionate and, especially the older students, are able to help in any way.”
  • “Even though it’s really small, there are many communities within Macalester where you can find support networks.”
  • “The professors are ridiculously talented and always willing to help.”

To Not Attend

  • “If you’re looking for a classic college experience, it may not be for you. I think the people here are a little strange, but in a good way because people enjoy being different.”
  • “I wish Macalester was a bit more open to different opinions, although they do a very good job of making sure everybody feels safe. There is an intolerance of intolerance.” [See The Mac Weekly article, “Odd one out: Macalester conservatives share their viewpoints” and article, “Democolypse 2016: Macalester’s problem with conservatives.”]
  • “If you’re used to coming from very diverse backgrounds it can be a culture shock. Macalester is majority White.” [The undergraduate population is 3.4% Black, 58% White, 8% Asian, and 8% Hispanic.]
  • “If you’re someone who enjoys warm weather. I think seasonal depression is a thing.”
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