Oles Can. Oles Will.

A nursing major at St. Olaf has provided Erica Rempert ’20 with small class sizes, a high-tech facility, and fantastic preparation for a career in medicine. It’s also enabled her to play and tour with the renowned St. Olaf Orchestra.

"Being an Ole means being committed to who you are, what you want to do, and why you want to do it." — Erica Rempert '20

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.