St Olaf College

Northfield, MN, USA
4.29 Average Rating

St. Olaf College is a 4-year institution founded in 1874 by Norwegian Lutheran Immigrants. Today, St. Olaf maintains its affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on its 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, often called “The Hill.” The college features majors, concentrations, and programs in five areas of study and a popular study abroad program, which nearly three-fourths of the student body utilizes. St. Olaf is home to the Flaten Art Museum, which offers study and research opportunities campus-wide, as well as The Institute for Freedom & Community, a place to “explor[e] diverse ideas about politics, markets, and society.”

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
42%
Out of State Students
50%
0
100
43%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1282
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Other January 8, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
3,035
Total Number of Undergrads
3,035
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,452
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$47,840
Out-of-State Tuition
$47,840
0
100
96%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$33,553
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
223
Size of Town
Town: Distant
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Minneapolis
Chicago
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.29 Average Rating
St. Olaf is a great learning community. The people you meet are amazing. The food is also the best.
Laurel from New Haven, CT
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

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