#875 Overall Influence #171 Desirability Rank

St. Olaf College

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

From Wikipedia

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 settler colonial 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.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

5,231

Acceptance

51%

Graduation Rate

85%

Median SAT Score

1310

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$51,450

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

#480 World Rank
Literature
#410 World Rank
Religious Studies
#570 World Rank
Philosophy
#1242 World Rank
Education
#631 World Rank
History
#677 World Rank
Physics
#871 World Rank
Mathematics
#1558 World Rank
Biology
#1312 World Rank
Political Science
#1130 World Rank
Computer Science
#1702 World Rank
Medical
#977 World Rank
Psychology
#1668 World Rank
Chemistry
#1267 World Rank
Economics
#1536 World Rank
Sociology
#1218 World Rank
Anthropology
#3928 World Rank
Nursing
#2478 World Rank
Social Work

Other areas of influence

#352 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#587 World Rank
Communications
#895 World Rank
Law
#1484 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#1524 World Rank
Business
#2080 World Rank
Engineering

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 Criminal Justice, Religious Studies, and Literature

Matthew Johnson

American judge

Erin Hart

Erin Hart

Crime fiction writer

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

American politician

Herbert Krause

Historian, novelist, professor

Larry J. Anderson

American virologist

Donald Juel

American educator and New Testament scholar

Lawrence Grimsrud

Jim Meffert

American politician

Karl Rolvaag

American diplomat

Alan Shepard

Canadian academic and president and vice-chancellor of Western University in London, Ontario

David Ede

David Ede

Scholar of Islam

Robert Jacobson