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St Olaf College Stats, Info and Facts

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3,156 students

53% admitted

  • 3,105 full time
  • 51 part time
  • 1,410 men full time
  • 1,695 women full time
  • 4,181 applied
  • 2,214 admitted
  • 739 enrolled

3,114 Undergraduates

$40,700 tuition/year

  • 42 Non-Degree
  • $40,700 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $9,260 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2013/2014)

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
School Colors: Black and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • student2012
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  • St. Olaf is truly a liberal arts college where you are challenged to explore your interests and find your passions. There are a plenitude of activities to get involved in…

  • Apr-27-2012 Read More
  • Andrea from Lenexa, KS
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  • St. Olaf College has excellent academics, wonderful performing and fine arts programs, a gorgeous campus, one of the best cafeterias in the USA with nutritious and local food, a new…

  • Apr-27-2012 Read More
  • Mid-Western Student
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  • St. Olaf College is a small liberal arts college in the rural town of Northfield, Minnesota. It has a Norwegian, Lutheran heritage that is seen throughout campus, from our…

  • Jun-20-2012 Read More
  • Erin from Elmhurst, IL
  • 0
  • St. Olaf College is a gem. Musicality and class transcends throughout, as it embraces a strong diverse community, with rich traditions that make St. Olaf a magical Harry-Potter-like place to…

  • Jan-01-2013 Read More
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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Hung from Lincoln, NE
  • Oct-11-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is very beautiful. Everything is clean and sleek. It's a very nice place for someone that prefers more of a silent environment, as there is no heavy traffic or streets surrounding St. Olaf. The Twin Cities are just 30-45 minutes away, so going there on the weekends won't be a hassle.

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  • 5
  • Kelsey from Portland, OR
  • Aug-22-2011 I am a current student here

    The St. Olaf community is one that provides not only a great study environment, but also a great deal of care a support for its students. It truly becomes a place to call home because it allows you to feel comfortable learning, growing, and having fun not only in the classroom, but in student organizations and residence life as well. This community extends past the student body to faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and the Northfield community. Once an Ole, always an Ole!

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  • Margaret from Norwalk, IA
  • Jul-28-2011 I am a current student here

    I love it here!! The campus is beautiful and the people at the school are wonderful. Its a great community to be a part of.

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