SOC, StOlaf

St. Olaf College

1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, United States
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
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    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    17
  • Previously Enrolled
    32

Overview of St. Olaf College (SOC, StOlaf)

About this school

Saint Olaf College, founded in 1874, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Two thirds of its student body participates in international study programs, and approximately one third of students participate in musical organizations. It also offers special academic programs, such as the Great Conversation Program. Its internationally acclaimed St. Olaf choir, band and orchestra go on at least one major U.S. tour each year and perform internationally every few years. Its 350-acre campus, including several buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, is located in Northfield, 45 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,035
    • Men:1,286 Men (42.4%)
    • Women:1,749 Women (57.6%)

Location

Admission Information (SOC, StOlaf)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to St. Olaf College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
City, State, Zip
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
Phone
(507) 786-3025
Fax
(507) 646-3832
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
March 20
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 8
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
43% of 5,949 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 2,739 applicants were admitted
Men
32% of 3,210 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
804 (31%) of 2,571 admitted students enrolled
Women
490 (32%) of 1,535 admitted students enrolled
Men
314 (30%) of 1,036 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.64
375 And Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
31%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
24%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
24%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |25-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
44%
• Score 24 - 29
43%
• Score 18 - 23
13%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SOC, StOlaf)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $47,840 (87.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $5,200 (9.54%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.84%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $450 (0.83%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


St. Olaf College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1 | Final deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002382
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
689 (87.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
628 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
628 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
581 (92.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$41,392
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 628 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,083
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 594 (94.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,274
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 229 (36.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
138 (17.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,307

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,330 (77.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,203 (94.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,203 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,622 (73.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$40,769
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,203 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,553
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,152 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,350
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 608 (27.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
589 (19.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,237

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,002
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,170

Academics & Instruction (SOC, StOlaf)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


209

Part-Time Faculty


111

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


63%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,339,479
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
840
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


St. Olaf College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


92.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


84.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


88.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


88.2%

Programs & Majors (SOC, StOlaf)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (44)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Norwegian Language and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life (SOC, StOlaf)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    20,581

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Minneapolis-St. Paul

    Campus Size


    300 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    2.8 average low in January, 78.8 average high in September
    Rain
    116 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    35 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul
    Nearest Train Station
    25 mile(s) from campus in Red Wing

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    95% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    5%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Lion
    School Colors
    Black and old gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Skiing (Cross-Country)
    Skiing (Downhill)
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Skiing (Cross-Country)
    Skiing (Downhill)
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, bowling, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    St. Olaf College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government association, ultimate frisbee teams, ole spring relief, alpha phi omega, sarn: sexual assault resource network

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    3,003

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    3,035
    Women
    1,749
    Men
    1,286

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 7.8% Asian
    • 2.8% Black/African-American
    • 6.6% Hispanic/Latino
    • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 78.5% White
    • 0.8% Unknown

    International Students


    9.8% from 79 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources (SOC, StOlaf)

    Study resources