US News, and others have ranked Macalester College among the best liberal arts colleges in the country

US News & World Report Once again, Macalester College has ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the country, including ninth for most innovative and eleventh for undergraduate teaching. The Washington Monthlywhich places a high value on the public good, recently ranked Macalester 16th among all liberal arts colleges, and Princeton Review The college was ranked #4 in its list of the Top 20 Schools to Make an Impact (Private Schools).

These are just some of the highest ratings and accolades Macalester has received in recent national evaluations of colleges and universities that measure a wide range of variables, from academics and financial aid to social mobility and public service.

“While rankings are controversial and their algorithms can be opaque, they matter to students and their families, and we are very proud that Macalester is at the top of so many lists,” said President Susan Rivera.

US News & World Report’s annual rankings evaluate 17 criteria, including graduation rates, staff retention, faculty resources, and alumni scholarships. The top USNWR rankings for Macalester College for 2022-2023 include:

  • National Liberal Arts Colleges (27)
  • Most Innovative Schools – National Liberal Arts Colleges (9th)
  • Undergraduate Teaching – National Liberal Arts Colleges (XI)
  • Study Abroad (XIV)
  • Best Value – National Liberal Arts Colleges (24)
  • First year experiences (37)

The Washington Monthly Rankings for Colleges and Universities integrate criteria for social mobility, research, and community service with the goal of assessing what colleges do in the country. For 2022, Macalester ranked 16th among liberal arts colleges overall and 2nd in the Midwest.

Princeton Review Ranks the top 25 colleges in 50 categories including a new category called Green Matters in which students report the strongest commitment to the environment and campus preservation. In 2023, Macalester is ranked #4 on the list Top 20 schools to make an impact (private schools) No. 10 on their site green matters and #14 on the list of schools that have been considered Great financial help.

The Campus pride index It aims to improve LGBTQ+ policies, programs, and practices on campus and evaluates eight LGBTQ-friendly factors, including academic life, policy inclusion, and institutional support and commitment. In 2022, Macalester received five out of five stars and was among the 40 schools ranked as the best colleges and universities for LGBTQ+ students.

specialtyAnd the A popular college search tool used by prospective students around the world Annual report cards with scores for 12 indicators, including student life, location, and diversity. Macalester College’s overall grade for 2023 was an A. The college was also ranked 7th in Niche’s Best colleges without application fee in Americaand 24 in the lists Best small colleges And the Best liberal arts colleges in America.

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