How hard is it to get into St Olaf and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,743 out of 5,496 applicants were admitted making St Olaf a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. St Olaf College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Find out which students are getting accepted at St Olaf, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1190|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||710|
|SAT Composite 75th||1410|
|Average SAT Score||1300|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St Olaf College?
St Olaf College typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1410 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1300 to 1410||Avg +||50%-63%|
|1190 to 1300||Avg -||37%-50%|
|1080 to 1190||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 1080||Low||<26%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St Olaf?
Admission data indicates that St Olaf regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 74 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Olaf College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>65%|
|28 to 32||Avg +||50%-65%|
|25 to 28||Avg -||39%-50%|
|22 to 25||Reach||29%-39%|
|Less than 22||Low||<29%|
What GPA do you need to get into St Olaf College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into St Olaf. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St Olaf College was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to St Olaf will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||12%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||10%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||9%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
80% of St Olaf College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||50%|
|Top 25% of class||80%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Bottom 50% of class||3%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||30%||29%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to St Olaf College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
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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.
35% of students submit their SAT scores to St Olaf. 74% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
50% of those who apply are granted admission to St Olaf. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1410. 35% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 32. 74% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.