Class of 2021 Profile

St. Olaf College recently welcomed the Class of 2021, a talented group of 786 first-year students that is the most diverse in the college’s history. The class includes students from:

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Get to Know The Class of 2021

  • 12% international students
  • 20% domestic students of color
  • 18% first-generation college students
  • 27% legacy (parents, siblings, or other relatives attend St. Olaf)
  • 47 Davis United World College Scholars
  • 13 National Merit Finalists
  • 10 students who were admitted last year and chose to defer, spending a gap year participating in Semester at Sea, studying and traveling in Norway and Germany, and volunteering in locations around the world

Class Summary

80% Early Decision Admit rate
5,949 Applications
41% Regular Decision Admit rate
 786 Enrollment
25-31 ACT scores; 1150-1400 SAT scores
3.5-4.0 High School GPA

Class of 2021 - Week One