St Olaf Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into St Olaf College
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.
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St Olaf SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT35%
|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|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|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%|
St Olaf ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT74%
|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|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.62
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into St Olaf College. 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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||30%||29%|
What are the requirements for admission to St Olaf College and what considerations affect 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|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174844 IPEDS survey data for St Olaf College.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.