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I love going to school here! Academics and music are great, the food is awesome and the campus is beautiful.
St. Olaf has a great community and is an amazing overall school. Brand new academic buildings, nationally ranked proffesors, and amazing food.
St. Olaf is such an inclusive campus and it has a place for everyone. It seems as though students, faculty, and staff here are very nice all the time (to me, this is a major factor) and they are also very welcoming of new students as well. There is always someone to help you with literally anything. The food is amazing. The facility on campus is modern and up-to-date. It is also a very diverse campus to live in.
Overall, it is a great place to spend your small, liberal arts college experience.
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The environment here is great: nice clean sidewalks, fresh air, beautiful green scenery, prairies and forest paths, etc. The professors here are in general pretty welcoming and friendly. There is a pretty strong sense of community because you will not feel awkward when asking anyone for help on anything, and people are willing and want to help. The only downside is that the food really isn't as great as I expected.
St. Olaf boasts rigorous academics and truly excellent professors who are invested in their students and teaching.
It has a good music and sports program if you are majoring in them. However, the variety of classes that are offered (across all departments) is limited. The food is good, but tastes the same after a while (since they do not rotate the food on some of the stations). Some of the dorms have recently been upgraded, however, there is no AC in the dorms and the some of the heaters (depending on the room/dorm building) are unreliable. Great networking system.
I really enjoyed my first year at st. olaf, though it didn't come without challenges. I am a student athlete there, competing in football and rugby, that alone comes with challenges but here at st. olaf the student body and administration seem to be against all athletes and are always looking for wasy to single us out and make us look bad while all we do is go out and represent the school on a larger stage to the best out our ability.
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.
St. Olaf has a great campus location. It is surrounded by plenty of trees, plenty of fields to play soccer and football, and a huge windmill. The professors are friendly and accessible. However, they don't really speak on diversity issues and current politics unless the student government body brings a speaker to speak on behalf of those issues. Overall, the students and professors are friendly, and the college is beautiful.
My experience at St. Olaf college as a first year has been fantastic. I knew from the first tour I took of the school my junior year of high school that I could accomplish great things here. The supportive community, outstanding resources, and overall generosity of students has demonstrated how amazing this institution is.
St. Olaf is a small liberal arts college in rural Minnesota, about 40 minutes away from Minneapolis. It is a fantastic school if you're looking for a well-rounded, liberal arts education and a community-oriented environment. The music program is fantastic and very in-depth, and the school is known for its choirs. You can double major and choose concentrations that will end up on your degree, allowing you to study a wide variety of things. The campus is beautiful when it snows and in the fall, and there are several historic buildings.
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.
Go to Carleton for parties they are so much better!
GO TO CARLETON!Their party scene is much better due to it not being a dry campus.Otherwise just drink with friends in your dorm.
I will not even say there is diversity. It is sprinkled here and there. As a minority I can say that it sucks. Many students will be sweet but others do discriminate. However, that is normal everywhere I go anyways. I do not feel unsafe or threatened by it.
If you want it you can get it if you don't want it no one cares all is cool.
I do not like how some professors just regurgitate from the book or vaguely talk about it and expect you to figure it out on your own.
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The campus is pretty safe no one's stuff gets stolen and you can walk around at night. On the weekends Pub Safety drives around making sure everyone is okay.
The dorms are pretty spacious compared to other colleges. The dorm bathrooms kind of suck and showering is a bit of a hassle as there are only 4 per floor. The dorms are pretty social but offer quiet spaces as well.
Student involvement is pretty large. Team performance varies. Fans are very supportive regardless. School spirit is pretty wide and apparent. The athletic facility can be used by anyone.
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