Academically Rigorous

A St. Olaf education is about breadth and depth. You’ll develop a wide range of skills and the 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. In class, you’ll test your assumptions as you debate complex issues. You’ll work in groups and have opportunities to develop your collaboration skills. And you’ll work one-on-one with dedicated professors who are deeply committed to helping you succeed.

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.