3,035
Students
Financial aid thermometer
40,769
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
43
43%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

St. Olaf College is a 4-year institution located in Northfield, MN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
United States
Contact Dave Wagner
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@stolaf.edu
Phone: 507-786-3025
Fax: 507-786-3832

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Latin American Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,949
Applied
2,571
Accepted
3,035
Enrolled
43%
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Female Admissions

2,739
Females Applied
1,535
Females Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,210
Males Applied
1,036
Males Accepted
32%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.64
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 20th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 580 690
SAT Math 570 710
ACT Composite 29 25 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

47,840
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Fees

5,200
Room & board
5,650
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

40,769
Avg. Financial Aid Package
41,392
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
40,752
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,167
Avg. Loan Aid
16,237
Avg. Grant Aid
33,553
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
96%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
74%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,035
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.93%
Black or African American 2.54%
White or Caucasian 70.81%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.03%
Asian 7.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.03%
Other 0.76%

Gender

Male (42.37%)
Female (57.63%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 95%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming/Family Weekend, Christmas Festival and Co-Curricular Extravaganza

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Ultimate Frisbee Teams, Ole Spring Relief, Alpha Phi Omega and SARN: Sexual Assault Resource Network

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
lighted pathways and sidewalks, first-year only dorms

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 3 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 3 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

320
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 209
Part-time - 111
Male - 162
Female - 158