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St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN


  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Medium • Rural
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St. Olaf College is a medium, 4-year, private liberal arts college. This coed college is located in a large town in a rural setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's degrees.

From the Institution

With so many great liberal arts colleges, how do you choose? What makes St. Olaf stand apart? We think it's this: St. Olaf doesn't produce ordinary college grads. It turns out Oles (oh-lees). Oles are the people that companies want, because they know how to get stuff done. They think harder, approach problems differently, persevere with enthusiasm. Oles are born of St. Olaf's intense academic program-an academic program that hones minds, while its emphasis on global engagement helps broadens perspectives. Oles aren't necessarily religious, but our religious tradition encourages deep self-reflection. Most important, perhaps, is the Ole community-a vibrant community that accepts, supports and encourages, generating lifelong friendships and invaluable business connections. Today more than ever, the world needs idealistic, tireless problem solvers. In other words, Oles. St. Olaf's 3,000 students come from 95 countries, nearly every state, and a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds. Oles choose from more than 85 majors, concentrations, and pre-professional tracks within the intense liberal arts academic program. The long-standing emphasis on global engagement broadens perspectives, and two-thirds of Oles study abroad. Over 200 organizations flourish within an intensely residential setting. The vibrant Ole community accepts, supports, and encourages, generating lifelong friendships and invaluable connections. St. Olaf's beautiful 300-acre campus is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Application Types Accepted
  • Coalition Application
  • Common Application
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America
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January 15
Financial Aid Application Due

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