Oles Can. Oles Will.

Joshua Qualls ’19 explored the entertainment industry in Los Angeles as part of a Piper Center for Vocation and Career program that brings students into alumni workplaces across the U.S.

"The most encouraging part of the trip was meeting so many St. Olaf alumni in L.A. who are successful and living their dreams." — Joshua Qualls ’19

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 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.