Why St. Olaf?

What sets a St. Olaf education apart from the rest?

It starts with academic excellence — rigorous courses taught by demanding professors who will stimulate your curiosity.

Picture that happening in an intensely residential environment, where you’ll live and learn in a dynamic community. Add a global connection and a Lutheran tradition that encourages thoughtful conversations about religion and belief, and you’ve got something unique.

In your college search, you may find other excellent colleges that offer one, two, or even three of these elements. But only at St. Olaf will you find the whole package: an intense academic program to sharpen your mind. A commitment to global engagement to broaden your thinking. A vibrant residential community to connect you to thoughtful people with rich and varied backgrounds and experiences. A Lutheran tradition to encourage you to reflect on your beliefs.

Come see for yourself. Discover the uncommon journey that awaits you at St. Olaf.