Graduate and Professional School Outcomes

Click on the image to read about the adventures of Rhodes Scholars Ishanaa Rambachan and Nicole Novak at Oxford.

Click on the image to read about the adventures of Rhodes Scholars Ishanaa Rambachan and Nicole Novak at Oxford.

St. Olaf College prepares its students for successful graduate and professional school outcomes.

  • According to the most recent National Science Foundation’s Survey of Earned Doctorates, St. Olaf ranks 12th overall among the nation’s 263 baccalaureate colleges in the number of graduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees.  St. Olaf also earned top 10 rankings in the following fields: mathematics/statistics and religion/theology (3rd); education (4th); biology and the life sciences and arts/music (5th), medical sciences (6th); chemistry (8th); and engineering (10th).
  • St. Olaf has had five Rhodes Scholars since 1995. Two St. Olaf seniors were selected in the 2008 awards competition. Over the past two decades, only two other liberal arts colleges have had the honor of having two selections in a single year.
  • Six St. Olaf students were named Fulbright Scholars for 2014-15. Since 1995, 99 St. Olaf students have received prestigious Fulbright scholarships.
  • St. Olaf consistently prepares its students for successful application to medical school. In the past five application cycles, 68 percent of St. Olaf juniors and seniors who applied to medical school gained admission. Nationally, 46 percent of all applicants are admitted.