St. Olaf College

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

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About St. Olaf College

According to Wikipedia, St. Olaf College is a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. The school was founded in 1874 by a group of Norwegian-American 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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St. Olaf College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
6,49447%85%127028

How Much Does St. Olaf College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$52,670
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$11,112
30K - 48K$11,138
48K - 75K$15,453
75K - 110K$21,334
110K+$35,383

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do St. Olaf College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from St. Olaf College, then you can expect to earn an average of $57,300 per year. You also have a 93% chance of being employed after 10 years.

St. Olaf College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-Grads
2,9342,934

Where is St. Olaf College?

St. Olaf College is located at 1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield MN 55057-1098

How Safe is St. Olaf College?

Northfield has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is St. Olaf College Known For?

St. Olaf College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

St. Olaf College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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, Literature, and Physics. Here are some of St. Olaf College's most famous alumni:

Ernest Lawrence
Ernest Lawrence
An American nuclear physicist .
Robert Bly
Robert Bly
An American poet, author and activist .
George L. Kelling
An American criminologist .
James Reeb
James Reeb
An American activist and minister.
Gretchen Morgenson
An American journalist.
Einar Haugen
Einar Haugen
An American linguist .
Bruce Laingen
Bruce Laingen
A United States diplomat .
Eugene England
Eugene England
A 20th century Mormon writer, teacher, and scholar.
John L. Helgerson
A CIA official.
Paul Nelson
An American music critic.
Jonathan Tweet
Jonathan Tweet
A Role-playing game designer.
G. N. Glasoe
An American physicist.

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