St. Olaf College CDS Summary: 2007-08 – 2011-12

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Academic Profile of First Year Students
Academic Profile of First Year Students2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
First-years submitting SAT scores (C9)41%37%46%48%48%
First-years submitting ACT scores (C9)84%85%83%88%88%
SAT I Verbal - 25th Percentile (C9)590600590590600
SAT I Verbal - 75th Percentile (C9)720720710700720
SAT I Math - 25th Percentile (C9)600600590590600
SAT I Math - 75th Percentile (C9)710710690710700
ACT Composite - 25th percentile (C9)2726262726
ACT Composite - 75th percentile (C9)3231313131
Freshmen submitting high school class rank (C10)56%59%67%67%75%
Top ten percent of high school graduating class (C10)60%56%53%59%54%
Admissions Profile
Admissions Profile2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
Admission Profile for Men
Applied (C1)18201765165517001731
Admitted (C1)9641027953995971
Enrolled (C1)314410332359345
Admission Profile for Women
Applied (C1)23612259222722642327
Admitted (C1)12501276127713411237
Enrolled (C1)425434446454406
Total Admit Rate (Admit/Apps)53%57%57%59%54%
Total Yield Rate (Enroll/Admit)33%37%35%35%34%
Early Decision
Early decision applications received (C21)317328208138138
Applicants admitted under early decision plan (C21)252253184121119
Wait-list (men and women)
Offered wait-list (C2)740473576610812
Accepted wait-list (C2)212181151114352
Admitted from wait-list (C2)53517314
Transfer Application Profile
Transfer applicants (D2)202170138237108
Admitted applicants (D2)5765496648
Enrolled applicants (D2)3538263632
Class Sizes
Class Size Profile2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
Student-Faculty Ratio (I2)12.2:112.3:112.4 : 112.8:112.5:1
%sections <2057.50%60.90%59.80%60.50%60.10%
Class sections less than 10 (I13)4246454449
Class sections between 10 and 19 (I13)299318307312294
Class sections between 20 and 29 (I13)164146151145124
Class sections between 30 and 39 (I13)5451495166
Class sections between 40 and 49 (I13)11013111414
Class sections between 50 and 99 (I13)2221262021
Class sections over 99 (I13)22023
%sections >=504.00%3.90%4.40%3.70%4.20%
Degrees Awarded
Degrees awarded2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
(July 1-June 30 of prior year)
# Degrees awarded in previous year (B3)703716690722670
Six year graduation rate (B11)84.90%85.50%87.30%86.50%86.20%
(by August 31, six years)
First year retention rate (B22)94.20%93.20%93.20%91.70%93.40%
% of total majors, including double majors 
Social sciences and history (J1)20%21%20.70%17%18.30%
Visual and performing arts (J1)10%11%12.10%13%12.10%
Physical Sciences & Mathematics (J1)18%16%12.00%13%13.20%
Biological and Life Sciences (J1)12%10%10.80%13%7.50%
Foreign languages & literature (J1)5%5%6.60%5%6.80%
English (J1)6%6%6.10%8%8.10%
Psychology (J1)5%5%6.10%6%6.30%
Faculty Profile
Faculty Profile2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
Total number of instructional faculty (I1)333336327323327
Total full-time faculty (I1)218213207194197
Full time minority faculty (I1)2927231713
Full time male faculty (I1)122118115112116
Full time female faculty (I1)9695928281
Total part-time faculty (I1)115123120129130
Part-time minority faculty (I1)73474
Part-time male faculty (I1)5359656863
Part-time female faculty (I1)6264556167
Need-Based Financial Aid
Need-Based Financial Aid (in $1000 units)2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
Federal (H1)$2,476$3,153 $2,844 $1,907 $1,686
State (H1)$1,483$1,408 $1,994 $1,511 $1,651
Institutional (H1)$44,632$41,700 $36,586 $32,543 $29,786
External Sources (H1)$1,933$1,818 $1,693 $1,713 $1,314
Total Scholarships & Grants (H1)$50,524$48,079 $43,117 $37,675 $34,421
Student Loans (H1)$8,113$8,819 $8,638 $14,013 $8,564
Federal work-study (H1)$1,812$1,976 $2,061 $1,851 $1,857
State WS or other employment (H1)$1,922$1,803 $1,623 $1,713 $1,569
Total Self-Help (H1)$16,871$12,598 $12,322 $17,577 $11,991
Freshman applicants for financial aid (H2)677680634690596
Freshman who received financial aid (H2)475556512519466
Full-time students who applied for financial aid (H2)28172391269825822232
Full-time students who received financial aid (H2)20722104201119561936
Average aid package for those who received aid (all FT) (Actual) (H2)$30,911$27,866 $26,401 $27,401 $22,743
Average need-based gift award included in aid package (all FT) (Actual) (H2)$25,267$23,711 $21,228 $19,981 $15,471
Financial Aid Cumulative Debt
Financial Aid - Cumulative Debt2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
% of grads w/ any loans (H4)64%65%66%65%64%
% of grads w/ federal loans (H4a)63%64%65%63%63%
Average total borrowed-any loans (H5)$25,440$26,115$25,853$25,273 $25,501
Average total borrowed-federal loans (H5a)$21,075$20,239$18,590$18,023$19,114
Non-Need-Based Financial Aid
Non-Need-Based Financial Aid (in $1000 units)2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
Federal (H1)–––$25
State (H1)$22
Institutional (H1)$6,355$5,390 $4,443 $6,997 $4,426
External Sources (H1)$434$429$464$754$506
Total Scholarships & Grants (H1)$6,789$5,841 $4,907 $7,752 $4,513
Student Loans (H1)$5,995$4,754 $4,632 $1,582 $4,140
State WS or other employment (H1)$275$291$501$351$373
Total Self-Help (H1)$1,245$5,045 $5,133 $1,934 $4,513
Parent Loans (H1)$3,623$4,516 $6,914 $11,202 $11,420
Students receiving non-need-based aid (Actual) (H2A)593521516937 (?)545
Average non-need based award (Actual) (H2A)$11,052$9,951 $8,611 $7,963 $7,889
Student Profile
Student Profile2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
Total students (B1)31793156309930733040
Full Time Men (B1)13731410135213631333
Full Time Women (B1)17401695167616531653
Part Time Men (B1)3422321623
Part Time Women (B1)3229394131
FTE Students: FT + PT/3313531223051.730353004
Degree-seeking first-time freshmen (B1)739844778813751
Men (B1)314410333359345
Women (B1)425434445454406
American Indian or Alaskan Native (B2)21231
Asian or Pacific Islander (through 2009-10) (B2)365136
Asian (begin 2010-11) (B2)3944
Black (non-Hispanic) (B2)1321211112
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (begin 2010-11) (B2)00
Multiracial (begin 2010-11) (B2)3229
Hispanic (B2)2430251810
Nonresident International (B2)432729 25 3
Total degree-seeking undergraduates (B1)31283114303330142988
Men (B1)13821412135513621336
Women (B1)17461702167816521652
American Indian or Alaskan Native (B2)78675
Asian or Pacific Islander (through 2009-10) (B2)146156146
Asian (begin 2010-11) (B2)154151
Black (non-Hispanic) (B2)6363534141
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (begin 2010-11) (B2)33
Multiracial, non-Hispanic (begin 2010-11) (B2)8257
Hispanic (B2)8977624845
Nonresident International (B2)1238667 45 23
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees (year in which the tuition is payable)2011-122010-112009-102008-092007-08
Tuition, Room, and Board (G1)$46,950 $45,300 $43,700 $42,200 $38,500
Tuition (G1)$38,150$36,800 $35,500 $34,300 $30,600
Room and Board (G1)$8,800 $8,500 $8,200 $7,900 $7,900

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