1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057 507-786-3025
http://www.stolaf.edu/ admissions@stolaf.edu
About St. Olaf College
  • Year of Foundation 1874
  • Size of Campus 300 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Lutheran
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 3,058
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55%, 45%, 46%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 3,033
One of the nation’s leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit. Academic excellence informs St. Olaf College's identity and characterizes its history. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, St. Olaf hones students' critical thinking and nurtures their moral formation. The college encourages and challenges its students to be seekers of truth, to lead lives of unselfish service to others, and to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world. Widely known for its world-class programs in mathematics and music, St. Olaf is also recognized for its innovative approaches to undergraduate science education and its commitment to environmental sustainability as evidenced in such initiatives as the adoption of green chemistry principles across the science curriculum.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Canterbury Fellowship, CARE ministry, Catholic Students Association, Christian Activities Network, Christian Outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Organiza
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Cultures Association, Cultural Union for Black Expression, Harambe, Hmong Culture Outreach, International Students Organization, Korean Culture Association, Muslim Student Association, Presente, Russian Choir, Russian
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Christmas Fest, Wellstock, Black History Month, President's Ball
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Epsilon Alpha Sigma, Eta Sigma Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Alpha Phi, Theta Alpha Kappa, Blue
  • Setting Rural
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis / St. Paul (35)
  • Distance to nearest train Red Wing (25)
  • Distance to nearest bus Travel Center/ I-35 Freeway (7)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 82%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 96%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 13%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (96%), other housing options (4%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 28
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,550
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 707,351
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 19,472
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 9,193
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Library Facilities Halvorson Music Library, Glasoe Science Library, Kierkegaard Library
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,080
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,538
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Museums Norwegian American Historical Association Archives, Flaten Art Museum, Natural Preserve of 45 acres native prarie, 5 wetland acres, 120 acres of natural habitat
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 8
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 56%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Target Corporation, Federated Insurance, General Mills, Trivent Financial for Lutherans, Piper Jaffray, Securian, Best Buy, Dahlen Berg, Zurich North America, Epic Systems, Watson Wyatt
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village