Oles Can. Oles Will.

St. Olaf has officially welcomed the Class of 2023, a talented group of 807 first-year students who hail from 508 high schools in 43 states and 57 different countries.

The newest members of our community gather on Mellby Lawn to form their class year as part of a fun annual tradition.

At St. Olaf, we don’t turn out typical college grads. We turn out Oles. Oles are the people companies want. Oles are the people the planet needs.

Are you an Ole?


financial aid need met for all of our students


baccalaureate college in the number of students who study abroad


carbon-free electrical power


of 2018 graduates are employed, in graduate school, or engaged in full-time service work


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Oles don’t all look alike or think alike, but what they do share is an enthusiasm. An optimism. A work ethic driven by the knowledge that anything is possible, the answer to every problem is yes, that what’s broken needs fixing, what’s working can be improved. Oles think harder, dive deeper.