Before diving into what makes our campus special, we think it is important for you to get a high-level view of what makes St. Olaf unique.
At St. Olaf, there is no prescribed path. Students can curate their experience through the classes they select, where they study abroad, the research they do, and much more.
ST. OLAF IS AFFORDABLE
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A unique location
Northfield is a beautiful small town located just 40 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
THE TWIN CITIES
We’re a short drive away from a thriving urban environment. Minneapolis and St. Paul offer an incredible variety of culinary, artistic, and entertainment experiences.
We know that you are a multifaceted, dynamic person. At St. Olaf, we celebrate every part of you and will continue to do that as you grow as a student and person throughout your college experience.
How will you kickstart your future?
At St. Olaf, you’ll have access to the renowned Piper Center for Vocation and Career. From internship opportunities to an expansive alumni network, students have access to four-year programming that guides them toward meaningful careers.
At St. Olaf, students engage with athletics in many ways. From varsity athletics to student-run club sports to competitive and non-competitive intramural leagues, there is something for everyone.
MUSIC LIVES AND THRIVES ON THE HILL
30% of Oles participate in one of our 18 music ensembles, but only 8% of those students are music majors. That’s because our music program is open to every student, even those who aren’t music majors. That is also why all incoming students, regardless of major, are able to apply for and be awarded music scholarships.