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Oles Can. Oles Will.

Jakob Hofstad’s love for mathematics brought him to St. Olaf. Now, it’s taken him all the way to Budapest for an intensive mathematics study abroad program.

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"Math is a beautiful subject, full of complex patterns; to a non-math specialist I could compare it to someone’s love of art."


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.