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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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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

EXCELLENCE AND BREADTH

Preparing students to solve 21st Century problems.

Your courses will ensure you develop a wide range of skills and the flexible habits of mind to meet 21st-century challenges: languages, quantitative reasoning, scientific literacy, creativity and collaboration, and the ability to communicate your knowledge effectively.

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85+

majors, concentrations, and pre-professional programs

12:1

student to faculty ratio

#20

ranking for best undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report, 2018

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85% 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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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

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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

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Watch Sal Alvarez

SAL ALVAREZ ’19

American Studies Major
Created Urban Sound

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NISHA ALBERT ’19

Biology Major
Environmental Studies Concentrator

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JON BAIN ’07

Economics Major
Head of Channel Sales – Nest Labs
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