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Macalester College

Macalester College was founded in 1874 with a commitment to making it one of the finest colleges in the country. Its founder, the Rev. Edward Duffield Neill, served as a chaplain in the Civil War and held positions in three U.S. presidential administrations. Journeying to the Minnesota Territory in 1849 to do missionary work, he founded two churches and served as the state's first superintendent of public education and first chancellor of the University of Minnesota.

Charles Macalester, a prominent Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist, made the establishing gift by donating the Winslow House, a noted summer hotel in Minneapolis. With additional funding from the Presbyterian Church and from the new College's trustees, Macalester opened in 1885 with five professors, six freshmen, and 52 preparatory students.

Today, Macalester has just under 2,000 students who study on 53 acres in a historic neighborhood in St. Paul, Minn.

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