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St Olaf College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

44.8%
Admission Difficulty for St Olaf College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into St Olaf College? The school has a 45% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,704 out of 6,041 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 extremely 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 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1190-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for St Olaf College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for St Olaf College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1450
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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 28 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 >58%
1320 to 1450 Avg + 45%-58%
1190 to 1320 Avg - 32%-45%
1060 to 1190 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1060 Low <22%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
81%
ACT Scores for St Olaf College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for St Olaf College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 81 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 >61%
28 to 31 Avg + 45%-61%
26 to 28 Avg - 35%-45%
24 to 26 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 24 Low <26%

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

Admission Statistics

St Olaf College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,828 3,213 6,041
Accepted 1,589 1,115 2,704
Acceptance Rate 56% 35% 45%
Enrolled 451 373 824
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 33% 30%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
31

Applicants have 31 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are 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.