St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$51,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
43%
500-599
20%
400-499
4%
700-800
34%
600-699
41%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
30-36
48%
24-29
36%
18-23
14%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

12.2

students

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,705
Declined 2,989
Total Received 5,694
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Private

3,072

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

St. Olaf College, founded in 1874, is a private, coeducational, Lutheran college. Its 300-acre campus is located in Northfield, MN.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,072
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield
55057

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Ultimate Frisbee Teams
  • Ole Spring Relief
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • SARN: Sexual Assault Resource Network

Top Events

  • Homecoming/Family Weekend
  • Christmas Festival
  • Co-Curricular Extravaganza
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
46%
Top 1/4
74%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
43%
500-599
20%
400-499
4%
700-800
34%
600-699
41%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
30-36
48%
24-29
36%
18-23
14%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.67

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,705
Declined 2,989
Total Received 5,694

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 89
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $51,450
Room & board $11,660
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $900
Total $65,010
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Gymnastics, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Gymnastics, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Norwegian Language and Literature
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

3,072

total students

48%

in-state

52%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,072
students

Female
58%
1,790

Male
42%
1,282

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

3,050
students

Female
59%
1,780

Male
41%
1,270

1%

22
students

Female
46%
10

Male
54%
12

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 81%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

22

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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