St. Olaf is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Northfield, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,003 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the St. Olaf acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and Psychology. Graduating 88% of students, St. Olaf alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
St. Olaf College Rankings
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- 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.58 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
St. Olaf College Reviews
St. Olaf College is an extremely competitive college to get into being one of the best institutions in Minnesota as well as nationally. St Olaf has a top notch Music Department and program that parallels prestigious conservatories with internationally touring Choirs, Bands and Orchestras. While the college is religiously affiliated , the school is liberal and accepting. The cafeteria is easily one of the best in the country and the campus is stunning and modern. Academic rigor is at a very high level and demands the very best of students. St Olaf College has been the right choice for me.
Great school with great people. Can be challenging, but that's college! The professors really care about their students and most of them have amazing educations themselves so they're well versed on many topics. Small class sizes make it so it's easier to connect with teachers and peers.
Great admissions process! I felt that they actually reviewed my application and tried to get to know me. When I was having trouble deciding, the counselor wrote me a long letter quoting from my admissions essay the things that would allow me to grow at St. Olaf. I can’t wait to start in the fall.