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  • 1520 St Olaf Ave
    Northfield , MN 55057-1098
    (507) 786-3025
    http://www.stolaf.edu

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    Setting
    Town, distant from an urban area
    Enrollment
    3,156
    Full time
    3,105
    Part time
    51
    Men full time
    1,410
    Women full time
    1,695
    Mission Statement

    St. Olaf, a four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, provides an education committed to the liberal arts, rooted in the Christian Gospel, and incorporating a global perspective. In the conviction that life is more than a livelihood, it focuses on what is ultimately worthwhile and fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit. Now in its second century, St. Olaf College remains dedicated to the high standards set by its Norwegian immigrant founders. In the spirit of free inquiry and free expression, it offers a distinctive environment that integrates teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and opportunities for encounter with the Christian Gospel and God's call to faith. The college intends that its graduates combine academic excellence and theological literacy with a commitment to lifelong learning. St. Olaf College strives to be an inclusive community, respecting those of differing backgrounds and beliefs. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, it stimulates students' critical thinking and heightens their moral sensitivity; it encourages them to be seekers of truth, leading lives of unselfish service to others; and it challenges them to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.

    St Olaf College More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Highest degree offered
    Bachelor's degree
    Calendar
    Four-one-four plan
    Distance learning opportunities
    No

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  • St Olaf College Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (507) 786-3026
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee -
    Applied 4,181
    Admitted 2,214
    Enrolled 739
    Admitted % 53%

    St Olaf College Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Required
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended

    St Olaf College Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 38%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 590
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 720
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 600
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 710
    Students submitting ACT 82%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 27
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 32

    St Olaf College Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 2%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
  • St Olaf College Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $39,560
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $39,560
    Books and Supplies $1,000
    On-campus room and board $9,090
    Off-campus room and board $9,090

    St Olaf College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 89%
    Receiving Federal Grants 13% , $5,542 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 87% , $20,227 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 53% , $6,935 on average
  • St Olaf College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor
    American/United States Studies/Civilization 5
    Asian Studies/Civilization 29
    Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 6
    Latin American Studies 2
    Russian Studies 6
    Women's Studies 7
    BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 124
    COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor
    Computer Science 8
    EDUCATION Bachelor
    Music Teacher Education 12
    Social Studies Teacher Education 8
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor
    English Language and Literature, General 57
    FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
    French Language and Literature 17
    German Language and Literature 5
    Latin Language and Literature 2
    Norwegian Language and Literature 6
    Russian Language and Literature 7
    Spanish Language and Literature 20
    HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 16
    HISTORY Bachelor
    History, General 41
    LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 21
    MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor
    Mathematics, General 89
    MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor
    Ancient Studies/Civilization 4
    Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1
    NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor
    Environmental Studies 15
    PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science 21
    PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor
    Philosophy 22
    Religion/Religious Studies 29
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Chemistry, General 77
    Physics, General 30
    PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor
    Psychology, General 63
    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor
    Social Work 14
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Economics, General 81
    Political Science and Government, General 51
    Sociology 28
    THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS Bachelor
    Religious/Sacred Music 4
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
    Art/Art Studies, General 25
    Dance, General 9
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 11
    Music Performance, General 16
    Music Theory and Composition 3
    Music, General 29
    Music, Other 1
  • St Olaf College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 15
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline January 15
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due January 15
    SAT Subject score report due -
    College will notify student by March 15
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline February 1
    Financial aid deadline March 1
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about March 22
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline January 15
    College will notify student of early decision by February 15
    Early action deadline -
    College will notify student of early action by -

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline February 1
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date Rolling admission
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms January 15
    College will notify student of transfer decision by March 15
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Student Reviews of St Olaf College

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based on 41 reviews
  • Kelsey from Portland, OR

    Undecided: the liberal arts philosophy allows for experience in many different fields to inform your decision. Sciences (especially Biology and Natural Science): Biology is the top major at St. Olaf, and on an extra-curricular level, the campus is… more read full review

    Undecided: the liberal arts philosophy allows for experience in many different fields to inform your decision. Sciences (especially Biology and Natural Science): Biology is the top major at St. Olaf, and on an extra-curricular level, the campus is making a big push to go green and use renewable energy. Music and the performing arts: The Music department is almost like a small conservatory within a liberal arts college, and the other arts (theatre, dance, visual art, etc.) have strong programs that work together to create entertaining and thought-provoking pieces and performances. Political Science and advocacy: Not only is the political science department strong, but many students are involved in some sort of political campaign or volunteer organization. For example, every spring break, busloads of St. Olaf students make a trip to different parts of the US to do service work with Ole Spring Relief. The most recent trip was to Nashville, TN. English and literature: English is another one of the top 5 majors at St. Olaf and many students are involved in one of the conversation programs (Great Conversation, American Conversation, Asian Conversation, Science Conversation). There are also frequent open mic nights where original poetry or music is performed. read full review

  • student2012

    There is a Norweigan, Lutheran heritage to the campus which comes out in events during Christmas Festival and heritage days. People flock to the campus in Norweigan sweaters to enjoy dinners of lutefisk and lefsa. During the normal school year… more read full review

    There is a Norweigan, Lutheran heritage to the campus which comes out in events during Christmas Festival and heritage days. People flock to the campus in Norweigan sweaters to enjoy dinners of lutefisk and lefsa. During the normal school year though, it is like any other college campus and there are not an overwhelming amount of blonde hair and blue eyed students. read full review

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$6,000