WHY ST. OLAF?

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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Peter McCrae-Hokenson '19, Kali Breska '19, Ahmed Noman '18, and Rammah Shandaq '18

93%
of 2016–17 first-year students received a St. Olaf scholarship or grant

$37.7K
is the average need-based financial aid package for 2016–17 first-year students

69%
of 2016–17 first-year students received need-based aid
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Making the Investment

MAKING THE INVESTMENT

95% of 2016 graduates are employed, in graduate school, or engaged in full-time service work.

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RECENT GRADUATES

In keeping with that call for transparency, St. Olaf regularly tracks the “first destinations” of its graduates after they leave the Hill.

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Retention Rates

RETENTION AND GRADUATION

St. Olaf College has one of the best first-year to sophomore retention rates among its peers.

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VISIT ST. OLAF

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A visit to St. Olaf allows you to explore our academic programs, experience campus life, and interact with students, professors, and staff.

We encourage you to use your campus visit to begin seeing yourself as an Ole.

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TAKE A TOUR

There’s nothing quite like the experience of walking across campus, but for those who can’t make the journey to Northfield, let us show you a few of the great places where St. Olaf students live and learn.

Campus Life

APPLYING TO ST. OLAF

We’re looking for smart, ambitious, creative people who want to be challenged. In a campus community of 3,000 students, with the range of academic and extracurricular programs we offer, we want multifaceted people who will contribute as much to the community as they draw from it.

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.