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St Olaf College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

43.2%
Admission Difficulty for St Olaf College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into St Olaf College? The school has a 43% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,571 out of 5,949 applicants were admitted making St Olaf College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. St Olaf College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1220-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
27%
SAT Scores for St Olaf College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for St Olaf College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Estimated Average SAT 1340
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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 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. 27 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St Olaf College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >56%
1335 to 1450 Avg + 43%-56%
1220 to 1335 Avg - 31%-43%
1105 to 1220 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1105 Low <21%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
80%
ACT Scores for St Olaf College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for St Olaf College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Estimated Average ACT 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St Olaf College?

Admission data indicates that St Olaf College 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Olaf College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St Olaf College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >56%
28 to 31 Avg + 43%-56%
25 to 28 Avg - 31%-43%
22 to 25 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 22 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.62
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to St Olaf College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted St Olaf College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 51% Good
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

High School Class Rank

80% of St Olaf College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted St Olaf College students
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%

Admission Statistics

St Olaf College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,739 3,210 5,949
Accepted 1,535 1,036 2,571
Acceptance Rate 56% 32% 43%
Enrolled 482 304 786
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 29% 31%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St Olaf College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

St Olaf College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St Olaf College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.