- Class: Alum
- Major: International Relations
- Gender: F
- High School: Groton High School
- Transfer Student: N
I really enjoy going to a small school that is in the middle of a city to escape into when needed. The Twin Cities are very supportive of the arts and there are lots of cultural events and good restaurants to visit. I enjoy being in a community where so many people come from far away. The classes are small and conversation is inevitable.
one of the best things about macalester is that it is much less competitive than many liberal arts colleges on the east coast. People set high standards for themselves, but do not base their sense of satisfaction in comparison to others. I have taken several courses where community involvement is stressed and gained the most from them. Professors often host dinners at their house once a semester and are almost always available to talk and offer guidance.
There is a wide range of students at Macalester. Most are leftist in their views and like to think of themselves as more radical than they might actually be. People are generally open to those who go against the grain, as long as they do it with pride and can speak for themselves.
The Best Things
it's location in the twin cities
The Worst Things
After four years it starts to seem small