St Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057-1098

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system 4-1-4
Total enrollment 3,040
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,971 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

45%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

St Olaf College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,041 applications and only 2,704 students were granted admission. St Olaf College is at the #43 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 81% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 28% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1120 to 1400
ACT26 to 31
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, St Olaf College's tuition was $44,180 for all students regardless of residency (64.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$27,284
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$44,180
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$44,180
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of St Olaf College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 17% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,368 (which is 0.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at St Olaf College in 2016-2017, was 389, which is 51% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,814 (which is 18.3% below the national average.)

$4,368
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$4,814
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
94%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, St Olaf College has enrolled a total of 3,040 students (2,990 students full-time and 50 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,040 students, 23 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

3,040
Total Enrollment
23
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 73%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Asian: 6%

Hispanic: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Black/African American: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at St Olaf College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 9% 70
Visual And Performing Arts 9% 68
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 9% 66
Mathematics And Statistics 8% 60
Philosophy And Religious Studies 6% 42
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 5% 40
Physical Sciences 5% 38
Psychology 3% 26
Natural Resources And Conservation 2% 18
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 14

Graduation & Dropout Rates

88%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of St Olaf College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
12%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$37,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of St Olaf College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,100. Last year, out of the total 672 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 632 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 840 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 781 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,100 $47,300
Employment Rate 94% 93%
Total Graduates 672 840

Campus Location

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