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Most Helpful Review for St Olaf College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kelsey from Portland, OR
  • 15 out of 15 people found this review helpful

Of course in the classroom I feel that I am learning from some of the brightest professors I will meet, but I am also learning a lot about myself through classes I take, interactions with others on campus, volunteer and abroad opportunities, and extra-curricular activities. I also strongly advocate the liberal arts education that is offered at many institutions including St. Olaf. It gives students a chance to look at many different fields--some that they may never have imagined being of interest to them--that most often supplement, or even inform, their major. Psychology majors take theatre courses and investigate how...

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  • Courtney from Alpharetta, GA
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Community-based smallish school is perfect for making lifelong friends! Events and opportunities abound, everyone is friendly and we have an honor code--meaning we can leave our backpacks and computers wherever and can trust each other. Northfield is a gorgeous small-town setting for the school nicknamed Hogwarts by some.

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  • Sean from Oconomowoc, WI
  • Mar-11-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    St. Olaf has a beautiful campus, despite the frigid Minnesota air. The buildings seem great and well kept, especially science buildings and a great looking and sounding church. The food is really good.

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  • George from Mountain View, CA
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    St. Olaf offers a rigorous academic regiment that constantly challenges students to think and analyze critically. It offers up some of the best travel abroad programs in the nation, allowing students to fulfill their dreams of actually experiencing first hand another culture. Finally, it brings up together a community of students who push each other to succeed and reach any goals and desires one may possess.

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  • Ava from Wisconsin
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    St. Olaf is everything I could have asked for. It is academically challenging, has great profs, there is an abundance of things to do each and every day, and the food is always delicious! I have met some amazing people while being here and would not trade being a student at this college for the world.

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  • David from Roseville, MN
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Saint Olaf is great for the intellectual activist. The curriculum is geared tailored toward the individual needs of the students. The professors are fantastic.

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  • Emma from Seattle, WA
  • Sep-17-2013 I am a current student here

    St. Olaf is a fantastic college with high academic standards and close-knit, fun community committed to serving the greater good.

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  • Mike from Saint Paul, MN
  • Sep-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The tight community of St. Olaf makes it a very special place to come and study. Its academic reputation attracts only the most dedicated students from across the United States and beyond. The enthusiasm of both current students and alumni about their alma mater speaks volumes to the influence St. Olaf has on those who study here.

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  • Sarah from Minneapolis, MI
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a past student here

    Um Ya Ya! Olaf gave me a great liberal arts education. I had a wonderful experience here and strongly encourage anyone who is considering it to apply.

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  • Susan from Minnetonka, MN
  • Jul-10-2013 I am a current student here

    A wonderful place if you don't need a lively metropolitan setting. Professors will support you. Expensive but you can get financial aid if you really need it, and the work-study opportunities are excellent.

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  • Nancy from Northfield, MN
  • Jul-09-2013 I am a current student here

    St.Olaf College strives to provide a liberal arts education for all its students aiming at its missions to become global citizens. The culture of St.Olaf has changed over the years from its Norwegian origins to contemporary and very present America with its ever-growing diverse student population and global curriculum, which allows students to reference to present-day events. St.Olaf encourages its students to be ambitious, no matter what costs, and does so especially in their financial assistance.

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