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St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

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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 David Wagner
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@stolaf.edu
Phone: 507-786-3025
Fax: 507-786-3832

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Ethnic Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Scandinavian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Norwegian Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,480
Applied
3,073
Accepted
2,988
Enrolled
47%
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Female Admissions

3,667
Females Applied
1,812
Females Accepted
49%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,813
Males Applied
1,261
Males Accepted
45%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.68
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 15th
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th January 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 10th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 22nd
Transfer April 1st May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 670 620 720
SAT Math 680 620 710
ACT Composite 31 28 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,650
Private
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Fees

12,450
Room & board
5,930
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

49,053
Avg. Financial Aid Package
49,910
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
53,817
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,310
Avg. Loan Aid
19,654
Avg. Grant Aid
44,362
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
95%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
86%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,988
Total Undergrad students
10%
International Students
52%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.22%
Black or African American 3.32%
White or Caucasian 67.14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 6.26%
Two or more races 4.26%
Other 0.54%

Gender

Male (42.2%)
Female (57.8%)

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 90%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
President's Ball, SpringFest and Christmas Festival

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Swing Club, Alpha Phi Omega, College Democrats, Pre-Health Professionals and Women's Ultimate

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
24 hour monitored emergency phone app

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Faculty

318
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 219
Part-time - 99
Male - 152
Female - 166
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