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Tuition

$41,700

$41,700

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,377
Declined + 1,560
Total Received 3,937
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
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School Facts

St. Olaf, founded in 1874, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 300-acre campus, including several buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, is located in Northfield, 35 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,176
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 6638
ACT 2150

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

3,176

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
41%
500-599
20%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
27%
600-699
43%
500-599
26%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
23%
600-699
44%
500-599
24%
400-499
7%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
53%
24-29
35%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
40%
24-29
50%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
30-36
44%
24-29
47%
18-23
9%
12-17
0
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Northfield, MN

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Northfield, MN

300-acre campus in Northfield (population: 20,084), 35 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Major airport and bus serve Minneapolis-St. Paul; smaller airport serves Stanton (10 miles); train serves Red Wing (25 miles). School operates transportation within Northfield and to Minneapolis-St. Paul.

St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
50%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

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Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
41%
500-599
20%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
27%
600-699
43%
500-599
26%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
23%
600-699
44%
500-599
24%
400-499
7%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
53%
24-29
35%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
40%
24-29
50%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
30-36
44%
24-29
47%
18-23
9%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,377
Declined + 1,560
Total Received 3,937

Admissions Contact

Brad Lindberg
Director of Admissions
P: 800 800-3025
F: 507 786-3832
admissions@stolaf.edu

Cost

Tuition $40,700
Room $4,340
Board $4,920
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $50,960
Average Financial Aid - $33,967
Total with Avg. Aid $16,993

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,967

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,963,334
State $1,587,082
Institutional $48,757,511
Other external $1,797,960
Total $54,105,887

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $7,788,150
Other external $535,314
Total $8,323,464

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Ole the Lion
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Racial/Multicultural Studies
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
French
German
Greek
Hispanic Studies
History
Individual Major
Latin
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Music/Church Music
Music/Elective Studies
Norwegian
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Russian Area Studies
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

3,176
students

Female
56%
1,770

Male
44%
1,406

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,128
students

Female
56%
1,748

Male
44%
1,380

undergraduatePart-time

2%

48
students

Female
46%
22

Male
54%
26

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

24%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

18

courses

Minimum transfers must complete

17

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

74%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 54
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Norway
Turkey
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jenny Howenstine
Director of International Recruitment
507 786-3813
howensti@stolaf.edu

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