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Oles Can. Oles Will.

As the quarterback of the football team and an economics major preparing for law school, Ricardo Johnson III balances athletics and academics at St. Olaf.

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"I was a very shy kid when I started to play football, but I had to learn how to lead people." — Ricardo


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

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baccalaureate college in the number of students who study abroad

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carbon-free electrical power

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of 2017 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.