One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition.
A St. Olaf College education develops the habits of mind and heart that enable students to embrace the challenges of a changing world, leading to lives of professional accomplishment, financial independence, and personal fulfillment.
This uncommon educational experience is grounded in intellectual rigor, residential learning, global engagement, and a deep commitment to the exploration of the important questions of faith. These pillars help St. Olaf students become fully formed and actively engaged individuals prepared to make a difference in the lives of their families, friends, colleagues, and communities.
St. Olaf College at a Glance
- Undergraduate: 3,125
- Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
- Average class size: 22
- Number undergraduate majors: 44
- Domestic students: 94%. For domestic students reporting race/ethnicity: 84% White, 6% Asian, 5% Hispanic, 2% Black, <1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 4% Multiracial
- 6% international students
First-year student profile
- Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 26 and 31. 78% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
- Average SAT score: Middle 50% ranges for SAT Math: 590-710, SAT Critical Reading: 590-710. 37% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
- High school GPA: 3.63
- Percentage from Minnesota: 41%
- Percentage who live on campus: 100%
- 2014-15 undergraduate tuition and fees: $41,700
- Room and board: $9,500
- Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 89%
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America