St. Olaf College
#817 Overall Influence#171 Desirability Rank

St. Olaf College

Four-year Lutheran liberal-arts college in Northfield, Minnesota

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St. Olaf College is a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. The school was founded in 1874 on the land of the Wahpekute Band of the Datoka Nation by a group of Norwegian-American immigrant pastors and farmers, led by Pastor Bernt Julius Muus. The college is named after the King and the Patron Saint Olaf II of Norway and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The college was visited by King Olav in 1987 and King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway in 2011.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

5,231

Acceptance

51%

Graduation Rate

88%

Median SAT Score

1310

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$49,710

Fees (in-state)

$0

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$12,459
30K-48K$12,276
48K-75K$17,577
75K-110K$22,977
110K+$33,771

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$57,300

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield MN 55057-1098

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

10 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

What is St. Olaf College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#453 World Rank
Literature
#545 World Rank
Philosophy
#386 World Rank
Religious Studies
#1197 World Rank
Education
#588 World Rank
History
#612 World Rank
Physics
#1526 World Rank
Biology
#1242 World Rank
Political Science
#919 World Rank
Mathematics
#1625 World Rank
Medical
#1198 World Rank
Computer Science
#1010 World Rank
Economics
#950 World Rank
Psychology
#1587 World Rank
Chemistry
#1391 World Rank
Sociology
#2090 World Rank
Nursing
#1153 World Rank
Anthropology
#2376 World Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are St. Olaf College's Most influential alumni?

St. Olaf College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. St. Olaf College’s most academically influential people include Lawrence Grimsrud, Robert J. Yock, and Larry J. Anderson.

Lawrence Grimsrud

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Robert J. Yock

American judge

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Larry J. Anderson

American virologist

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David Bly

American politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

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Satveer Chaudhary

American politician

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John Rodenberg

American judge

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Matthew Johnson

American judge

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Erin Hart
Erin Hart

Crime fiction writer

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Tory Gavito

American activist and human rights attorney

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Herbert Krause

Historian, novelist, professor

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Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

American politician

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Karl Rolvaag

American diplomat

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