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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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Meeting 100% of Your Financial Need

Meeting 100% of Your Financial Need

At St. Olaf, we are committed to making education affordable to attract and educate a diverse student body of thoughtful and talented young people from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

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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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EARLY ACTION: NOVEMBER 15

Are you ready to apply? We’ve added a round of Early Action for you. Submit your application by November 15, and we’ll send you our admission decision by January 15.

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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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97%

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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