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Macalester College Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • East Asian studies
  • music
  • Russian/Central/East European studies


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Graduation Policy:

Academic Calendar for 2002-03.

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in September.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 29% continue immediately.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 3%
  • Medical School: 3%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 1%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 19%
  • Theological School/Seminary: 1%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of
  • Minnesota.
35% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

70% of our graduates enter into a job market related to their major within two years of graduation.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Andersen Consulting, Cray Research, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Teach for America, public schools, government agencies.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Kofi Annan, United Nations undersecretary general; Walter Mondale, U.S. ambassador to Japan; Tim O'Brien, author.