St. Olaf College Institutional Comparison Groups

St. Olaf uses various groups of institutions for comparison purposes, depending on the specific use required.  Departments, programs, offices and work groups may choose to use one of the following groups, or use these as a starting point to construct their own group as the need arises.  Three groups are offered here (hover cursor over red text for description):

Criterion-based group:

Bard College (NY)
Barnard College (NY)
Bucknell University (PA)
Carleton College (MN)
Colgate University (NY)
College of the Holy Cross (MA)
Colorado College  (CO)
Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Lafayette College (PA)
Macalester College (MN)
Middlebury College (VT)
Mount Holyoke College (MA)
Oberlin College (OH)
Occidental College (CA)
Rhodes College (TN)
Smith College (MA)
Union College (NY)
University of Richmond (VA)
Vassar College (NY)
Wellesley College (MA)
Wesleyan University (CT)
Wheaton College (IL)
Williams College (MA)

Criteria used, as of April 2015:
Private, not-for-profit
Baccalaureate – Arts & Sciences
More selective
Highly residential
Enrollment:  2,000 – 4,000
50%+ first-years, top 10% of HS class

Strategic comparison group:

Bucknell University (PA)
Carleton College (MN)
Colgate University (NY)
College of the Holy Cross (MA)
Colorado College (CO)
Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Macalester College (MN)
Oberlin College (OH)
Occidental College (CA)
Rhodes College (TN)
Wheaton College (IL)

ACM/GLCA membership group:

Albion College (GLCA)
Allegheny College (GLCA)
Antioch College (GLCA)
Beloit College (ACM)
Carleton College (ACM)
Coe College (ACM)
Colorado College (ACM)
Cornell College (ACM)
Denison University (GLCA)
DePauw University (GLCA)
Earlham College (GLCA)
Grinnell College (ACM)
Hope College (GLCA)
Kalamazoo College (GLCA)
Kenyon College (GLCA)
Knox College (ACM)
Lake Forest College (ACM)
Lawrence University (ACM)
Luther College (ACM)
Macalester College (ACM)
Monmouth College (ACM)
Oberlin College (GLCA)
Ohio Wesleyan University (GLCA)
Ripon College (ACM)
Wabash College (GLCA)
College of Wooster (GLCA)

Strategic comparison group updated 10/12/2015