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St. Olaf College

631 reviews
  1. Northfield, MN
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
St. Olaf College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1520 St Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN 55057

St. Olaf College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
1130-1390
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$28,019/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,792/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,061/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,918/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,307/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,534/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,989Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Busy
    31%
  • Proactive
    13%
  • Unashamedly nerdy
    19%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Well Rounded
    13%
  • White
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.28 responses
Poll
2%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Community on the hill
    69%
  • Helpful
    8%
  • Ideals to action.
    15%
  • Unfair and boring
    8%

After St. Olaf College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

631 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    238
  • Average
    183
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    41
St. Olaf administration is always keeping us students up-to-date on any and all internship and career opportunities. The alumni network is very strong. Graduates of St. Olaf have a very high chance of finding a job with competitive employers.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
While I had some monotonous professors in introductory classes, I've also had some truly outstanding professors who are passionate and very knowledgeable. I have loved a good number of my classes. Smaller class sizes make for more engaging discussions and individual relationships with your professors.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
I love going to school in a community full of students like me: driven to find success in areas we are passionate about. The liberal arts approach has been very beneficial to me, allowing me to take classes out of my majors that broaden my worldview and balance my course load. I have had amazing professors in both of my majors; they go above and beyond to provide a challenging yet enjoyable experience.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago