Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T00:06:50Z
Yeah yeah, some people play sports but I always get the impression that it is more for fun and to stay in shape that for any serious competition. Most people have been to a handful of games in their college career.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T00:05:53Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on campus. It is small and you basically know everyone.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T00:03:05Z
Grand Ave has tons of interesting and delicious places within walking distance of campus. Hop on a bus and Minneapolis is your oyster. So many truly excellent options from hole in the wall Ethiopian to upscale rooftop dining.
College Sophomore 2013-08-26T00:43:00Z
Great new athletic and music facilities. Dinning hall is nice but a bit small for the size of the student body.
College Sophomore 2013-08-26T00:40:41Z
Very cold and snowy, but the college does a good job of keeping snow out of the way, and the campus is small enough to get to your classes without freezing.
College Sophomore 2013-08-26T00:36:26Z
Saint Paul has a great public transit system, but not much parking on campus. Leave your car behind!
College Sophomore 2013-08-26T00:35:10Z
Food is great! Many options. Limited times to get the food, though.
College Sophomore 2013-08-26T00:33:28Z
Health & Safety:
Very safe neighborhood. Small, safe campus. Good health services.
College Senior 2013-08-19T13:51:56Z
My college is situated in a residential neighborhood very close to a large urban center. Therefore, there is both a small town and big city atmosphere available for students should they choose to take advantage of community relations.
College Senior 2013-08-19T13:50:48Z
This is an incredibly academically driven school and everyone works hard because they enjoy it. Since we are small, there are many academic opportunities to take part in and many students enjoy close relationships with professors and peers. There are frequent department sponsored events to make sure that students have a multidisciplanary education.
College Senior 2013-08-19T13:48:47Z
There is clearly a drug scene at my college, but as I am not involved it is not visible to me. There if you want it, won't bother you if you don't.
College Senior 2013-08-19T13:47:04Z
Off campus housing is a very popular option and students live in a variety of apartments and houses. Since we are located in St Paul MN, the options tend to be very cost efficient (at least from my perspective coming from one of the most expensive cities in the country). It is generally easy to obtain housing off campus - many people "inhereit" housing from upperclassmen friends. Most housing is very close to campus, and we all live close to each other and our professors!
College Senior 2013-08-19T13:45:07Z
As with most liberal arts colleges, this one cares enough about its reputation to deal with most campus struggles internally. There are rules, and most people follow them. As for those who don't, the consequences are not earth shattering and are generally aligned with the infraction.
College Sophomore 2013-08-10T06:25:02Z
As a student of color I feel very accepted on the Macalester campus; Macalester is undoubtedly a very accepting and tolerant environment. I have met a lot of other students of color as well, much to my delight. Although I do feel comfortable on campus and find that people are very open-minded, Macalester is still dominated by white students and domestic diversity is severely lacking; I noticed this quickly as I am a domestic student of color. Although I still wish there were more students of color there are enough so that I feel comfortable and welcomed.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-08T18:41:21Z
Most drug use is smoking pot. Things are hardly enforced and when they are, you don't get in much trouble.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-08T18:36:55Z
Very diverse ethnically and racially but economically and politically we are not. Very very few working class students. Most students are not conservative. When you are one of a few in the minority, you can feel like an outcast despite how accepting the school is.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-08T18:31:07Z
Health & Safety:
Its in a city but relatively safe. In a good neighborhood. Call security for something and it might take them 20 mins to show up despite it taking only 5 mins to walk across the tiny campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-08T18:27:45Z
Food is pretty good. Frequently have lots of options. Best days are when prospective first years are visiting.
College Senior 2013-06-02T15:42:37Z
The administration puts a lot of effort into recruiting international students and the international students contribute tremendously to the atmosphere of diversity and global awareness. The biggest lack seems to be in diversity among American students.
College Senior 2013-06-02T15:27:04Z
Nightlife around campus consists mostly of house and dorm parties. There are several bars in the area with good late night deals, but there are no clubs close to campus. However, students interested in clubbing sometimes take the metro or a taxi into Minneapolis, where there are several large clubs.
College Senior 2013-06-02T15:18:21Z
Public transportation in the twin cities is fantastic, with major bus routes running at least every fifteen minutes throughout the day. The fare is cheap and it is easy to get almost anywhere in the cities via some combination of buses and the lightrail. The campus is small and there are several hang-outs within walking distance so transportation around the area is not necessary. The airport and megabus stations are also just short drives from campus, and can be reached on the metro as well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T20:26:34Z
It's very easy to live on/near campus, within walking or biking distance. The Saint Paul busses run on a fairly regular schedule, and there are bus stops right on campus. Macalester's right in the heart of the city, and, with so many places within walking distance, most people get by without a car. Mac also has a reliable bus system that takes students to other other local schools, if they're enrolled in a class at Saint Cate's or something.
College Senior 2013-03-21T22:57:01Z
Its very easy to get around Macalester it is such a small campus. Getting around the twin cities is very easy as well. Macalester is very close to bus lines that take you to downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
College Senior 2013-03-21T22:54:12Z
Although it is very obvious that there are more white students than students of color Macalester is very supportive and students are very interested in learning about the different cultures that students of color bring. Students are always supportive of events that go on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-16T06:33:09Z
Yes, there are many international students, which is extremely valuable when you are taking classes about places other than America. However, domestic diversity has a lot to be desired- I believe that now the college is only 3 % African American, and the administration thinks there is nothing wrong with this even though the number has been falling lately. And I know that diversity isn't about the numbers, but they do reflect reality. This is especially bewildering considering that race is something we always talk about in class. There is also a uniformity of minds which seems to get stronger the older students get.
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