The acceptance rate at St Olaf is 51%. It ranks #4 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. St Olaf is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,658 out of 5,231 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent (SAT 1150/1390 ACT 25/32). St Olaf College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.68. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The St Olaf application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 15.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to St Olaf College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 35% of students submitted SAT scores and 74% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1270
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St Olaf College?
St Olaf College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1030. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. St Olaf ranks #4 in Minnesota and #143 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|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 and #148 in the U.S. 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.
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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 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St Olaf accepts 51% of students who apply.
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69% 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||39%|
|Top 25% of class||69%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||28%||27%|
Applicants have 42 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to St Olaf College is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to St Olaf College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|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.
35% of students submit their SAT scores to St Olaf. 74% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
51% of those who apply are granted admission to St Olaf. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1390. 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.