St. Olaf College challenges students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.
Founded in 1874 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants, St. Olaf is a nationally ranked liberal arts college of the ELCA located in Northfield, Minnesota.
minutes from the Twin Cities.
acre campus with 32.5 acres of restored wetlands, woodlands, and native tallgrass prairie.
enrolled students with 95% living on campus.
President David R. Anderson ’74
A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.
of alumni agree that non-classroom interactions with faculty contributed to their personal growth, values and attitudes.
of alumni agree that their experience substantially contributed to their integrative and creative thinking skills.
of alumni agree that their experience substantially contributed to their critical thinking skills.
of seniors agree that their experience substantially contributed to their ability to write clearly and effectively.