Academically Rigorous

A St. Olaf education is about breadth and depth. You’ll develop the range of skills and habits of mind to meet 21st-century challenges: languages, quantitative reasoning, scientific literacy, creativity, and the ability to communicate effectively.

Our courses are demanding and our faculty have high expectations while being committed to helping you succeed and excel. You’ll debate complex issues and test your assumptions. You’ll have opportunities for collaboration and one-on-one conversations with highly engaged professors.

With more than 85 academic majors, concentrations, and pre-professional tracks, a St. Olaf education can prepare you for almost anything. You also can design your own major, and use the resources of the Piper Center for Vocation and Career to find internships and other hands-on experiences that will connect your learning to real-world jobs and careers.