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St. Olaf College
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  • 4 Year
  • NORTHFIELD, MN

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

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St. Olaf is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Northfield, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,964 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the St. Olaf acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and Research and Experimental Psychology. Graduating 85% of students, St. Olaf alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.

About

1520 ST OLAF AVE
NORTHFIELD, MN 55057
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
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.

St. Olaf Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1240-1430
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,729 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$37,281 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 62 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,964 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
24
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Well Rounded
    30%
  • Busy
    19%
  • White
    19%
  • Proactive
    9%
  • Unashamedly nerdy
    7%
  • Driven
    5%
  • Sheltered
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 52 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Community on the hill
    66%
  • Isolated
    7%
  • Community of Success
    5%
  • Helpful
    5%
  • Ideals to action.
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%
  • Unfair and boring
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 29 responses

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