St Olaf College
St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church with world-class programs in music and mathematics. We're also recognized for our science research, our intensive global focus and the percentage of our alumni who go on to graduate school. Liberal arts colleges teach not only certain kinds of knowledge, skills, and competencies but also, and more importantly, they teach students to think analytically, to learn how to learn..
St Olaf College
|County||Rice County, MN|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|252 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,176 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||3,128 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||48 students||137 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||1%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||580-700||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||580-700||460-573|
|SAT Writing (25-75%)||570-690||440-570|
|ACT English (25-75%)||25-31||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||26-32||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||26-31||20-25|
- St. Olaf, a four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, provides an education committed to the liberal arts, rooted in the Christian Gospel, and incorporating a global perspective. In the conviction that life is more than a livelihood, it focuses on what is ultimately worthwhile and fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit. Now in its second century, St. Olaf College remains dedicated to the high standards set by its Norwegian immigrant founders. In the spirit of free inquiry and free expression, it offers a distinctive environment that integrates teaching, scholarship , creative activity, and opportunities for encounter with the Christian Gospel and God's call to faith.
- St. Olaf College strives to be an inclusive community, respecting those of differing backgrounds and beliefs. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, it stimulates students' critical thinking and heightens their moral sensitivi ty; it encourages them to be seekers of truth, leading lives of unselfish service to others; and it challenges them to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.
- St. Olaf offers 44 graduation majors, including 10 teaching certifications, 20 concentrations and 20 pre-professional fields with the most popular majors (in order) being: English, psychology, biology, economics, mathematics and chemistry. St. Olaf offers 27 intercollegiate athletic teams (NCAA Div. III, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), over 20 music ensembles and nearly 100 student organizations.
- St. Olaf is ranked 1st out of bachelor-degree institutions in the number of students who study abroad (according to statistics from the Chronicle of Higher Education).