Macalester College's Top Ranking
Macalester College is ranked on 1 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.
Salary and Debt by Major at Macalester College
We calculated a salary score for each of Macalester College's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Macalester College to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.
Salary Scores for Macalester Bachelor's Degrees
|Field of Study||Employment Rate||Median Debt||Median Salary|
|Communication and Media Studies||85%||Not Reported||$26,350|
|Computer and Information Sciences, General||100%||$19,500||$71,020|
|Geography and Cartography||88%||$19,500||$35,060|
|Natural Resources Conservation and Research||94%||$17,500||$24,420|
|Neurobiology and Neurosciences||89%||$21,000||$29,690|
|Political Science and Government||100%||$23,410||$33,280|
|Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies||92%||Not Reported||$18,770|
Most Recent Reviews
The people are what makes this institution remarkable. I had tremendous professors, passionate peers, and countless opportunities to engage in rigorous academic and professional experiences. There's plenty to do on campus and even more to do in the Twin Cities. However, they might feel a little quiet if you're from a metropolitan area like NYC or LA.
A wonderful school for motivated students. The student body is diverse, and the Twin Cities provide lots of opportunities for students. The Biology Department has great professors, though I would have liked more ecology/ environmental science courses.