Admissions

OLES CAN. OLES WILL.

OLES CAN.
OLES WILL.

At St. Olaf, we don’t turn out typical college grads. We turn out Oles (Oh-lees). Oles are the people companies want. Oles are the people the planet needs.

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Answers to the most commonly asked admissions questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virtual Visit Experience

Bringing the campus experience to you. Experience a campus tour and hear from current Oles, staff and faculty who answer commonly asked questions and help you understand what it means to be an Ole.

Test Optional

Test results don’t tell the whole story. So we threw out the test.

Applications for the fall of 2021 and beyond will now be accepted with and without test scores.

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ACCESS AND SUCCESS

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An amazing college experience you can afford

100% financial need met.
98% of our 2017-18 first year students received a scholarship or grant.

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A degree in four years so you can take the next step

82% four year graduation rate- stronger than the national average of 52%.

GRADUATION RATES

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Identify a pathway to the rest of your life

96% of Oles are employed, in full-time service projects or graduate school within 6 months after graduation.

Pathways and Results

St. Olaf Is The Difference

Between Finding A Job And Loving A Job

Beyond a great education, St. Olaf provides one-on-one career coaching and peer advising. We do everything we can to ensure that Oles are able to leverage their education into a job that’s meaningful and relevant.

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96%

of Ole are employed, in graduate school or engaged in full time service work within 9 months of graduation

87%

of Ole alums report finding satisfying jobs that leverage the skills they developed at St. Olaf

A Globally Engaged Community

A Globally Engaged Community

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92% of Oles participate in an internship, undergraduate research or other experiential learning experience.

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Learn more about the #1 Study Abroad program with hundreds of opportunities
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Athletics IconWe have 27 varsity sports, 14 club sports and over 40 intramural options
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Fine Arts IconOne of three liberal arts colleges that offer fully-accredited majors in art, dance, music and theater.

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MORE ACCOLADES

Princeton Review
  • Best Value College 
  • #7 Best Food
  • #12 Best Science Lab Facilities
  • #19 Great Financial Aid
  • #20 Impact School
A College that Changes Lives

Colleges that Change Lives

A guidebook with in-depth look at 40 colleges that prepare you for life and all the things life comprises.

11th

among the nation’s 239 baccalaureate colleges in the number of graduates who go on to earn a PHd

70%

medical school acceptance rate

Watch Sal Alvarez

SAL ALVAREZ ’19

American Studies Major
Created Urban Sound

Watch Nisha Albert

NISHA ALBERT ’19

Biology Major
Environmental Studies Concentrator

Watch Jon Bain

JON BAIN ’07

Economics Major
Head of Channel Sales – Nest Labs
Google

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