St. Olaf College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
St. Olaf College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
St. Olaf College Reviews
St. Olaf College is the perfect fit for anyone in any field of interest who also wants an amazing liberal arts education. With a small, family-like campus, it seems everyone here loves St. Olaf with a passion! The food is ranked among the best in the US, and that barely compares to the college's superior quality of education. The faculty and professors are all extremely qualified in their fields and are all very helpful in making sure everyone has a successful education.
St. Olaf College is the best fit for me! I love the emphasis on community, which is a core value for me. I have been heavily involved with student council and have loved seeing that the college actually listens to the input of their students. My favorite thing about St. Olaf is how much the professors want to see the students succeed and truly learn the material. St. Olaf is very residential and so the college puts a lot of money and time into making the dorms amazing. St. Olaf is ranked for the quality of food as well. The food service has a bunch of options and so one never feels like they get tired of the food.
The academics are wonderful, and professors truly care. The Piper Center is a resource vital and willing to preparing students for life after graduation. St. Olaf offers many educational and personal resources. Many classes come with SI sessions, a study group led by an upper-level student. Resources are usually easy to find when you begin to look for them. The academics at St. Olaf go above and beyond. The social life on campus does not fully compare. I have found it to be difficult to get anywhere off campus if you need to. St. Olaf is a dry campus, but that does not mean there is not drinking. A few of the party houses do seem unsafe, but overall the party spots are safe and fun. The student organizations on campus are abundant. There is something for everyone to love. Most of the dorms on campus are very nice. Even though St. Olaf has a price tag, it is a degree you want. The academic and networking opportunities the school provides are essential to succeeding after a degree.