Oles Can. Oles Will.

At St. Olaf, we create opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. That support, paired with the power of a liberal arts education, has our students turning their big ideas into real-world businesses.

"If you have a creative mindset and you think you have this budding entrepreneur in you, St. Olaf might be the place to take your idea to the next level." — Margaret Bransford

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 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.