St. Olaf College offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition as a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. St. Olaf prepares students to become responsible citizens of the world by fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit. Known for its programs in mathematics, natural sciences, and music, St. Olaf also provides dynamic opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Committed to global education, more than two-thirds of its students participate in study abroad. Over the years, St. Olaf has been a national leader among liberal arts colleges in producing Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, and Peace Corps volunteers.
St. Olaf College at a Glance
- Undergraduate: 3,176
- Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
- Average class size: 22
- Number undergraduate majors: 44
- 85% White, 2% Black, 4% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% Multiracial
First-year student profile
- Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 26 and 31. 79% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
- Average SAT score: Middle 50% ranges for SAT Math: 580-700, SAT Verbal: 580-700. 37% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
- High school GPA: 3.62
- Percentage from Minnesota: 45%
- Percentage who live on campus: 100%
- 2013-14 undergraduate tuition and fees: $40,700
- Room and board: $9,260
- Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 88% (2011-12)
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America