St Olaf College in Northfield

Northfield, MN

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

St Olaf College offers 135-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 51%. The most popular test is SAT - 32% of students submitted it in comparison to 80% of students who submitted ACT. 42.3% are women, and 57.7% are men. 7% percents of international students. St Olaf College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at St Olaf College is 24983$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $43600 and $53100 per year. 88% of full-time St Olaf College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $45,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The St Olaf College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$24,983
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, St Olaf College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,792
$30,001 - $48,000$12,061
$48,001 - $75,000$18,918
$75,001 - $110,000$23,307
$110,001+$34,534

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4720

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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25%

Types of financial aids

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2677 of St Olaf College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 88 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes St Olaf College number 3 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at St Olaf College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$45,000

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services

10%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in St Olaf College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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88%
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St Olaf College graduation rate is above the national average.

88% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to St Olaf College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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51%

In comparison to National Average

St Olaf College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 20%.

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51%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so St Olaf College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 20%.

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51%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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31%

Total

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31%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

93%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The St Olaf College full-time retention rate is 93% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking St Olaf College students submitting SAT scores

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32%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1140 - 1410

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 560 - 710
Math: 580 - 700
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking St Olaf College students submitting ACT scores

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80%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
26 - 31

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 26 - 31
Math: 26 - 33
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at St Olaf College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

12:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

223
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7%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In St Olaf College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at St Olaf College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1520 St Olaf Ave address in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of St Olaf College with 0.42% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

St Olaf College offers 135 programs in total: 135 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. St Olaf College is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.

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St Olaf College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3004 students with 89486 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for St Olaf College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great place to site see and take pictures

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

As a high school student I feel like I need to be as informed as possible about which school is best for me. When I attended my tour at St. Olaf I was disappointed to find that they were not on time, or well informed about what made the school so special. They did not seem to have a very good set up for if you are out at night and did not seem to engage themselves in the possible students lives. Overall, I found it slightly underwhelming, and not a place I would want to attend

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

First off not a student or a parent of a student. This review is just to comment on the beauty of the campus and the surrounding environment. Everyone I've met who attended St. Olaf has been a well-rounded person. We walked around the campus and just took in the environment and grounds.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

100k to have kids listen to SJW professor's talk.about how physical violence against anyone who supported Trump is ok, is NOT OK.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The office staff was wonderful assisting us when admitting our oldest. Very impressed!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1520 St Olaf Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +5077862222

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wp.stolaf.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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