Northfield, MN
St Olaf College


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Recent Reviews

Maren
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I transfered to St Olaf from a school that was really not working out for me, and the contrast is amazing. St. Olaf has a bea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transfered to St Olaf from a school that was really not working out for me, and the contrast is amazing. St. Olaf has a beautiful campus that just feels like home, really good food, almost any facility you could ask for (including multiple tracks, an ice rink, and a pool), multiple theaters, on campus resources, and various outlets for student life. It really caters to all lifestyles and personalities, and makes them coexist in a beautiful and comfortable way for all students. I am very artistically and environmentally engaged, so it's amazing to have both a proscenium and blackbox theater, numerous dance studios, art classes galore, and more than 250 acres of natural lands and trails to explore on campus. The campus offers a well rounded life: academia, athletics, and leisure.

Gabriel
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St. Olaf college was the perfect choice for me, since I wanted to stay in my home state of Minnesota and needed a school with...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

St. Olaf college was the perfect choice for me, since I wanted to stay in my home state of Minnesota and needed a school with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The students and faculty are all very friendly and personable. I have yet to meet a truly unpleasant person at St. Olaf. The school is ranked very highly in the state, usually top 5, and it’s for a good reason. The professors are top notch, the classes are interesting, and the food is great! Since it is expected that all first-year students live on campus, there is an immediate sense of community among students. The arts at St. Olaf are yet another reason to rave. Everyone here is so unbelievably talented whether it be in the theater department, the choirs, or any of the instrumental ensembles. The cost of tuition is rather high, but the need based financial aid at St. Olaf is one of the many reasons it was my final choice of college. Did I mention the food? It is ranked within the top 5 cafeterias in the entire country. It really helps with the transition knowing you’ll always have good food to eat every day. The alumni network at St. Olaf is expansive and very helpful in finding a career after college. I am only a first-year at St. Olaf, but I know I have so many good times ahead of me in the next few years at the school.

Emma
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St Olaf is a small college, some people find living on the hill to be isolating while other people really value the tight com...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

St Olaf is a small college, some people find living on the hill to be isolating while other people really value the tight community atmosphere. They claim its a dry campus but you can always find a party and drinking on the weekends. The class sizes are small so you can create a good connection with your classmates and professors and not every class is a massive lecture, but your professor will notice when you don't show up. In general I really like it here and I'm happy.

Jessica
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Great school that offers challenging courses and requires that every student take classes in subjects beyond their major sinc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school that offers challenging courses and requires that every student take classes in subjects beyond their major since it's a liberal arts school. The study abroad courses offered are expensive, but definitely worth the cost! Everyone on campus is very friendly and the campus is beautiful.

Jocelyn
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I loved St. Olaf college when I visited my future campus because it has such a safe and trusting environment. I could leave m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved St. Olaf college when I visited my future campus because it has such a safe and trusting environment. I could leave my Mac laptop out without worrying that someone would steal it. I'm very excited to attend this fall. Although, it's in a very quite town, and I grew up in the city so it will take some time to adjust to the change.

Hunter
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St. Olaf College is a wonderful, Midwestern liberal arts experience. Students and faculty are generally friendly and helpful....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

St. Olaf College is a wonderful, Midwestern liberal arts experience. Students and faculty are generally friendly and helpful. The on campus culture definitely emphasizes arts, discussions and science over athletics. The Lutheran tradition of the school is present but not overwhelming.

Deania
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Saint Olaf is a relatively excellent school. I was able to transition easily and the school tries to accommodate everyone int...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Saint Olaf is a relatively excellent school. I was able to transition easily and the school tries to accommodate everyone interest. The academic opportunities here are exceptional. Ranging from nursing to music, there's a major for everyone even if your undecided. Although there is tension between groups of students, the community life is very excepting. I never though I would move states away, but St.Olaf was the school that opened my eyes to the possibilities of my future.

Zoe
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This is a fantastic liberal arts college for students who want to pursue an education and also participate in many groups aro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a fantastic liberal arts college for students who want to pursue an education and also participate in many groups around campus. Students are very involved and hold themselves to high academic standards. The food service is great and very accesible to those with dietary needs. The athletic programs are well curated to the Division III students atheletes, and the music program is competetive and well renowned.

Jazmin
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St. Olaf provides its students with a phenomenal environment of academia and exploration; exploration in the sense of self, a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

St. Olaf provides its students with a phenomenal environment of academia and exploration; exploration in the sense of self, adventure, passion, and limits. I have found St. Olaf to be a college that will help me to become a better version of myself. The courses are rigorous, but the rewards to be reaped seem well worth it. If you are looking for a place to explore, be pushed to your breaking point, and find your sense of adventure you may want to consider calling St. Olaf home.

Hannah
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St. Olaf College is a small fine-arts college in Minnesota. I'm from Nebraska so it was a little far away from home but I wa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

St. Olaf College is a small fine-arts college in Minnesota. I'm from Nebraska so it was a little far away from home but I was up for the change. I was led to St. Olaf initially by the college softball coach who recruited me to play for them. I visited the campus and fell in love! It is a beautiful campus filled with tress, lots of open space and unique and beautiful buildings. As an incoming freshman, of course there are nerves because I didn't know anyone who was going there. But it really didn't take long to meet people. There are tons of dorm-sponsored activities and also plenty of other things to do around campus - movies, concerts, games, intramural sports, and clubs just to name a few. The classes are challenging but that's OK. I didn't come to college just to play softball; I want to get a quality education too. My goal is to go on to become a veterinarian so it's important to take classes that make me work hard. I have made tons of friends and I absolutely love it here! I actually miss it when I go home for breaks (sorry mom!!). Choosing St. Olaf was the best decision I could have made and I am looking forward to what adventures the next 3 1/2 years bring!

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  • 3,040
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,180
  • Acceptance rate
  • 45%

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