1520 St Olaf Ave

Northfield, MN 55057

St. Olaf is a small liberal arts college in southern Minnesota with top-rated programs in STEM, Music, and study abroad.

Applications Accepted: Common App, Coalition App

Do you require test scores for the Class of 2022? No, we are test optional

Admissions policies for Undocumented and DACA Students: St. Olaf welcomes students of all citizenship statuses to apply. We promise to meet the full demonstrated financial need of every student. All applications will be evaluated through our holistic review.

Forms Required: FAFSA, CSS Profile

Do you meet full need? Yes

St. Olaf is committed to meeting the full financial need of every student. We offer merit-based and need-based financial aid. For students who apply and are admitted through either of our Early Decision rounds, we guarantee a minimum $20,000 merit scholarship (renewable each year for a total of $80,000).

Student Experience

Average Class Size: 23 Students

Retention Rate (percentage of students who return for year two): 90.90%

6-Year Graduation Rate: 84.8%

Majors: Click Here

Other Information: As a liberal arts school, we offer a well-rounded education. Also, St. Olaf's academics tend to be some of the most rigorous in the country. Our high retention and graduation rates are possible largely due to the very close support and mentorship students receive from professors and academic support staff.

Student Population

3,000 Undergraduate Students

American Indian or Alaskan Native 1%

Asian 9%

Black or African American 5%

Hispanic/Latino 10%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%

Two or more Races: <1%

White 68.2%