Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeB+
St. Olaf College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
St. Olaf College Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
After St. Olaf College
- Very Good248
I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that most people live on campus all four years of college. I think that it allowed me to interact with more of my classmates than I would have been able to otherwise. Hoyme and Ellingson are by far the nicest freshman dorms to live in because they are the most up to date. Hillkit is a treck and it is inconveniently put right by a massive wind tunnel. I personally feel like Melby and Thorson, while beautiful on the outside, are dark and dungeon-y feeling on the inside. The best part about living in the dorms is that, St. Olaf being a small campus, it is close to everything! It is nice that so many people live in the dorms because it makes it easier to hang out with others and meet new people in your hall as well. There are also nice study spaces in each resident hall as well.
- College Senior
- 9 months ago
St. Olaf College is the best fit for me! I love the emphasis on community, which is a core value for me. I have been heavily involved with student council and have loved seeing that the college actually listens to the input of their students. My favorite thing about St. Olaf is how much the professors want to see the students succeed and truly learn the material. St. Olaf is very residential and so the college puts a lot of money and time into making the dorms amazing. St. Olaf is ranked for the quality of food as well. The food service has a bunch of options and so one never feels like they get tired of the food.
- 3 months ago
Buntrock Commons has one of the best cafeterias in the country, a great little café/coffee shop, a pizza place, a lounge, a movie theater, and a concert venue. The movie theater plays movies that were recently in theaters, but are not yet out on dvd, and the concert venue (called the Lion's Pause) features famous artists several times each year, as well as local and student bands. Some recent examples of performers are: Ingrid Michaelson, Trampled by Turtles, Cloud Cult, and Ok Go. There is always something to do, between concerts (we have an awesome music program), plays, and events run by committees such as the After Dark Committee. It is completely possible to remain on campus all year and be entertained. Having downtown Northfield nearby is a perk, though!
- College Senior
- July 30 2013