Welcome to the St. Olaf Admissions Site. We’re glad you’re here and hope you will take time to deeply explore the opportunities St. Olaf offers to its students. Our mission statement declares that St. Olaf is “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 a community of over 3,000 students, with over 800 faculty and staff, and 35,000 alumni around the world, St. Olaf has been focused on educating and developing passionate young men and women since 1874. When you become an Ole, you become part of a tradition of intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, inspired creativity, commitment to service, global perspectives, and passion for big questions.
Our students are always busy and there is a lot to explore: a robust academic life, over 200 student organizations, a broad set of international opportunities, and a serious career preparation center. So take some time to explore; click the links, read the pages, explore social media, and watch the latest videos to learn more.
Better still, come see for yourself.