Tuition & Fees

$47,840

$47,840

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
46%
500-599
24%
400-499
6%
700-800
31%
600-699
33%
500-599
29%
400-499
7%
30-36
49%
24-29
37%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
54%
18-23
14%
12-17
2%
30-36
44%
24-29
43%
18-23
13%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,571
Declined + 3,378
Total Received 5,949
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Private (nonprofit)

3,035

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics
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Codes

SAT 6638
ACT 2150

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,035
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)

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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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
46%
500-599
24%
400-499
6%
700-800
31%
600-699
33%
500-599
29%
400-499
7%
30-36
49%
24-29
37%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
54%
18-23
14%
12-17
2%
30-36
44%
24-29
43%
18-23
13%

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

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,571
Declined + 3,378
Total Received 5,949

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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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$40,769

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,840
Room $5,200
Board $5,650
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $59,690
Average Financial Aid - $40,769
Total with Avg. Aid $18,921

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,948,310
State $2,398,904
Institutional $67,393,603
Other external
Total $72,740,817

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $10,232,795
Other external $2,375,478
Total $12,608,273
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 235-8386
F: 507 786-3832
finaid@stolaf.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Carly Eichhorst
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@stolaf.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Crew, Cycling, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Crew, Cycling, Lacrosse, Rugby, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Broomball, Curling, Dance, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Kickball, Lead/bouldering, Martial Arts, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Ryan Bowles (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Ole the Lion
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
French
German
Greek
History
Individual Major
Japanese
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,035

total students

47%

in-state

53%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,035
students

Female
58%
1,749

Male
42%
1,286

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,003
students

Female
58%
1,739

Male
42%
1,264

2%

32
students

Female
32%
10

Male
68%
22

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
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

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

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 Application Deadlines

Winter: November 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

18

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

17

semester hours

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented China
India
Nigeria
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
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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