St Olaf College
Northfield, MN, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
42%
Out-Of-State Students
53%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
85
Ethnicity
African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
Hispanic
6%
White
71%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
13%
Student Organizations
214
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
94%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Ole the Lion
School Colors
black and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
Total Male Athletes
338
Total Female Athletes
218
Intramural Sports
24
Sports Club
14
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Skiing-Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Skiing-Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
St Olaf College Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.29 Average Rating
The cafeteria is amazing. There are several different stations including pasta, vegan, burgers, sandwiches and more. In the morning one can request an omelet and choose from a variety of ingredients. There are other dining options on campus including a nice restaurant, a Panera-like cafe called The Cage, The Pause which is open late and has pizza that can be ordered, a mini-cafe in the science building with delicious coffee drinks, and a student-run cafe in one of the dorms. Much of the food is grown locally which is good for the environment because of reduced energy for travel. Milk, microwave dinners and ice cream can be bought in the convenience section of the bookstore.
Andrea from Lenexa, KS
St. Olaf uses Bon Appetit food service and is consistently ranked one of the top college cafeteria's in the country. Along with the school's environmental club, the cafeteria is continuing in it's goal of becoming even more food conscious, buying local ingredients and reducing waste whenever possible.
Mid-Western Student
The cafeteria here was voted into the top 10 in the NATION! We have a fantastic amount of choices, the food quality is unbelievable, and it never gets old (which is so important when you eat 14-17 meals there a week). Besides the caf, there's a student-run pizza shop, which delivers anywhere on campus and is open really late all week, plus The Cage, which is almost like a fancy concession stand with a huge amount of options. Plenty of variety here, and all of it is grade A quality.
Robert from Ferndale, WA
EXCELLENT! My mom's cooking is good, but you can't beat St. Olaf. You have your own desert area with fresh baked cheesecakes, cookies, etc. Great vegetarian, vegan, gluten, etc options. There is a chef that makes your own omelets for you, like Benihana style! Students who have severe food allergies are greatly accommodated by the head chef, and students are able to text the chef to tell him what they want to eat!
Erin from Elmhurst, IL
The dining services on campus are fantastic!
Laurel from New Haven, CT
Our cafeteria is often ranked top in the nation. Enough said.
Hannah
AMAZING. I have nothing negative to say about the food and dining at St. Olaf. It is sort of a buffet-like style with a few different lines with different types of food for your choosing. Having organic food is very important to the staff and a lot of the food is from nearby farms in Northfield. Theres options for all the food groups and it is very easy to eat healthy (but also not so healthy..the desserts are so yummy!). Lastly, for the vegetarian or gluten free people, there are options all day, every day for them!
Ava from Wisconsin
Top of the country. You will eat really well. Seating can be a little crowded after 6pm but otherwise you make it work.
Josh from Beaverton, OR

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