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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
580
75th
700
25th
570
75th
33
25th
24
75th
30
25th
24
75th
32
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,658
Declined 2,573
Total Received 5,231
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Private

3,149

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 3,149
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Other

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
46%
Top 1/4
74%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
580
75th
700
25th
570
75th
33
25th
24
75th
30
25th
24
75th
32
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,658
Declined 2,573
Total Received 5,231

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$34,342

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,450
Room $5,590
Board $6,070
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $64,110
Average Financial Aid - $34,342
Total with Avg. Aid $29,768

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,301,647
State $2,796,319
Institutional $80,595,204
Other external
Total $86,693,170

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $10,899,419
Other external $2,805,190
Total $13,704,609

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Other sports yes yes
Skiing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Computer Science. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes
Music, Other. yes
Norwegian Language and Literature. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Religious/Sacred Music. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • 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

3,149

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,149
students

Female
58%
1,832

Male
42%
1,317

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

3,120
students

Female
58%
1,815

Male
42%
1,305

1%

29
students

Female
59%
17

Male
41%
12

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

18

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

17

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 100
Countries most often represented China
India
Nigeria
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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