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Tuition

$42,700

$42,700

not including room and board

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,372
Declined + 1,639
Total Received 4,011
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Pyschology
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School Facts

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a private, nationally ranked, liberal arts college with a Lutheran faith tradition. Its picturesque 300-acre campus abuts 325 acres of natural lands owned and managed by the college and is located in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota, just south of the twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,125
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)

3,125

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
47%
500-599
19%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
31%
600-699
42%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
25%
600-699
44%
500-599
22%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
55%
24-29
34%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
54%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
46%
24-29
45%
18-23
9%
12-17
0
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Northfield, MN

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Northfield, MN

300-acre campus in Northfield (population: 20,515), 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
92%
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
54%
Top 1/4
79%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
47%
500-599
19%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
31%
600-699
42%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
25%
600-699
44%
500-599
22%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
55%
24-29
34%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
54%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
30-36
46%
24-29
45%
18-23
9%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,372
Declined + 1,639
Total Received 4,011

Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $41,700
Room $4,580
Board $4,920
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $52,200
Average Financial Aid - $33,317
Total with Avg. Aid $18,883

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,317

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,237,573
State $1,617,180
Institutional $48,576,242
Other external $2,123,527
Total $54,554,522

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $8,609,175
Other external $745,281
Total $9,354,456

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

100%

3,125
students

Female
56%
1,755

Male
44%
1,370

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,081
students

Female
57%
1,729

Male
43%
1,352

undergraduatePart-time

2%

44
students

Female
60%
26

Male
40%
18

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

28%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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

76%

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 58
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Nigeria
Norway
South Korea
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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