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
49%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1330
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 8, 2020
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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
$23,454
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$47,840
Out-of-State Tuition
$47,840
0
100
95%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$42,091
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
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 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
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 enjoy studying. Christmas Fest sets St. Olaf apart from any school in the world, where people come from all over the country (compelled by the pride of being an Ole) come to reunite with the Norwegian culture by wearing ugly sweaters for a week as well as eat the traditional Norwegian food, such as Lutefisk.
Erin from Elmhurst, IL

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