Oles Can. Oles Will.

When Ahmed Noman ’18 and Rammah Shandaq ’18 aren’t in the classroom, they’re on the soccer field — and they say being an Ole athlete has made them better students.
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Ahmed and Rammah, who hail from Yemen, are majoring in economics

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.

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financial aid need met for all of our students


baccalaureate college in the number of students who study abroad


carbon-free electrical power


of 2016 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.