Oles Can. Oles Will.

Mai Neng Moua ’95, like many others throughout St. Olaf’s history, was a newcomer to the United States. In the most recent issue of St. Olaf Magazine, she shares her journey from Laos to Minnesota.
"My book started out as a series of letters to my mom." -Mai

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 2016 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.