Saint Olaf College

St. Olaf College is a private, four-year liberal arts college that was established in 1874 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Luthern Church. The college has a student body of approximately 3,000 and is located in Northfield, Minnesota. St. Olaf College is named in honor of the Patron Saint Olaf II of Norway. The student-to-faculty ratio at St. Olaf is 12 to 1 and class sizes are relatively small.

In order to graduate, students at St. Olaf College are required to complete 20 core and foundational studies courses. Courses in writing, communication, math, foreign language, wellness, Western culture, biblical and theological studies, and natural science are just few of the courses required for graduation. Students at St. Olaf must choose a major by the end of their sophmore year. Majors are offered in over 40 areas of study. St. Olaf awards Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degrees.

Among national liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf is consistently ranked among the top of the pack. In 2016, the college was ranked No.51 by U.S. News & World Report. In that same year it was ranked 6th on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of "Best Undergraduate Teaching" colleges. Washington Monthly ranked St. Olaf 39th among liberal arts college based on various factors, including research, social mobility and community service.

St. Olaf has repeatedly been recognized for its study abroad program. More than 66% of students at St. Olaf complete a semester-long study abroad program at least once before graduating with their bachelor's degree. The college has been ranked among the top 10 undergraduate colleges in the nation with respect to the total number of students who participate in study abroad programs.

General Information

Phone Number: (507) 786-2222
Address: 1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, Minnesota 55057-1098
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 3,100+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's
In-State Tuition $ 35,557
Out-of-State Tuition $ 35,572
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 12 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Music Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Asian Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Latin American Studies
Russian Studies
Women's Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Norwegian Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Sacred Music

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