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1600 Grand Ave
Saint Paul , Minnesota 55105-1899

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Disability Services
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
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About Macalester College

Macalester College, located in the vibrant city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a prestigious liberal arts institution renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and global citizenship. As a private, not-for-profit university, Macalester College offers a distinct educational experience distinguished by its rigorous curriculum, diverse student body, and unparalleled access to opportunities in the surrounding area.

Nestled in a suburban neighborhood, Macalester College benefits from the ideal blend of a peaceful campus atmosphere and the excitement of an urban setting. The college rests in the heart of the lively city of Saint Paul, which is one half of the famous Twin Cities, alongside Minneapolis. Embracing the innovative spirit that defines the region, the college fosters an environment that encourages students to explore, engage, and impact society within and beyond the college walls.

One of the defining characteristics of Macalester College is its dedication to providing a well-rounded education that empowers students to become global citizens. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts disciplines with an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to explore multiple fields of study and make connections between different areas of knowledge. This broad-based education equips students with the necessary critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills to tackle complex issues in their future careers and communities.

Macalester College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and inclusion. With students from all 50 states and over 90 countries, the campus is a vibrant tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. This rich diversity fosters an atmosphere of learning and understanding where students can engage in meaningful conversations, challenge conventional wisdom, and broaden their worldview. The university also offers extensive resources, services, and support systems to ensure that all students feel included and can thrive academically and personally.

Beyond the classroom, Macalester College provides numerous opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings. Located in the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the college serves as a gateway to a wealth of cultural, social, and career opportunities. Students have access to internships, research projects, and community engagement initiatives, enabling them to make a positive impact both locally and globally. The college’s strong connections with the thriving business, nonprofit, and government sectors in the region open up a world of possibilities for students to gain practical experience and build professional networks.

In addition to its academic strengths and vibrant surroundings, Macalester College boasts a tight-knit and supportive community. Faculty at Macalester are not only accomplished scholars in their respective fields but are also dedicated mentors who are invested in the success and well-being of their students. Small class sizes foster close relationships, allowing for personalized attention and collaborative learning experiences. The college also offers a wide array of clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities, ensuring that students can pursue their passions and explore new interests outside of the classroom.

In summary, Macalester College stands as a beacon of intellectual growth, global engagement, and cultural diversity within the dynamic city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. With its rigorous academic programs, commitment to inclusivity, and access to vibrant opportunities in the Twin Cities, Macalester College provides students with an exceptional educational experience that prepares them to make a meaningful impact in an ever-changing world.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters

    Services Provided

    • Priority Enrollment
    • Medical leave
    • Residence Hall Accommodations
    • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
    • Reduced courseload

      Campus Accessibility

      Accessible Level

      • Student Health Services
      • Mental Health Support Services
      • The library(ies)
      • Institution Online Platforms
      • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
      • Entertainment and Event Facilities
      • Close Off-Campus Transit
      • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
      • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
      • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
      • Student Housing
      • On-Campus Transit

      Services Provided

      • Service and Emotional Support Animals
      • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
      • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
      • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations