#3 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota

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Student Population
St Olaf College overview
Location Northfield, Minnesota
Online stolaf.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
St Olaf College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Northfield, Minnesota, St Olaf College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,231 prospective students applied, and 2,658 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 729 enrolled in the school.  2,916 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 37 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $51,450 plus fees of $0. St Olaf is ranked 139 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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St Olaf is rated within the top 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
St Olaf College overview
SAT 1150/1390
ACT 25/32
GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
St Olaf College overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for St Olaf College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,660
Budget for Other Expenses$900
Total One Year Cost$65,010

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$53,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
85% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by St Olaf College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 16%
Biology 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Physical Sciences 8%
Mathematics 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174844 IPEDS survey data for St Olaf College.

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