Oles Can. Oles Will.

A community that holds together even when we’re apart: Oles express their appreciation and gratitude for all the people who make up the fabric of the St. Olaf community.

Our community is more than just a place. It’s every Ole, wherever they are, giving their best to make this world a better place.

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


Discover St. Olaf

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.