St Olaf College

Northfield, MN, USA
4.29 Average Rating

St. Olaf College is a Lutheran-affiliated college situated in Northfield, MN. The curriculum follows a liberal arts tradition and the school is highly ranked on several lists including #13 in the Midwest by Forbes. The cosllege’s campus is very sustainable and is mainly powered by a 40-acre solar panel field plus an on-campus wind turbine. St. Olaf College leads the nation’s baccalaureate colleges in sending students to study abroad.


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
Average SAT Composite: 1282

What Students Are Saying

4.29 Average Rating
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 environmentally sound science building, beautiful art and dance building, and a state-of-the-art athletic building with a climbing wall. More than that, St. Olaf College is a true community and one ends up with life-long friends and mentors. A focus on ethics and making the world a better place permeates each class, and St. Olaf College is also highly-ranked in study abroad programs as well as the number of students who volunteer afterward in organizations such as the Peace Corps.
Andrea from Lenexa, KS
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 accordion club to our Limestone buildings. In addition to its esteemed academics and beautiful campus, the cafeteria food is fantastic.
Mid-Western Student

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