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IPEDS ID: 174844
OPE ID: 00238200
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St Olaf College
1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, Minnesota 55057-1098
General information:  (507) 786-2222
Website:  wp.stolaf.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,176 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty23385
Instructional23385
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$36,800$38,150$39,560$40,7002.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,500$8,800$9,090$9,2601.9%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board--$9,090$9,2601.9%
Other--$900$9000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$900$9000.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$47,200$48,850$50,550$51,8602.6%
Off Campus$37,800$39,150$50,550$51,8602.6%
Off Campus with Family$37,800$39,150$41,460$42,6002.7%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid166189%————
Grant or scholarship aid64287%$13,820,468$21,527
Federal grants9413%$520,985$5,542
Pell grants9413%$399,485$4,250
Other federal grants426%$121,500$2,893
State/local government grant or scholarships9012%$313,724$3,486
Institutional grants or scholarships64287%$12,985,759$20,227
Student loan aid39153%$2,711,646$6,935
Federal student loans38252%$1,994,577$5,221
Other student loans669%$717,069$10,865
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,68684%$58,811,562$21,896
Pell grants47115%$1,889,954$4,013
Federal student loans1,67353%$10,967,133$6,555
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2009-20102010-20112011-2012
Average net price$25,557$26,276$27,323
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2009-20102010-20112011-2012
$0 – $30,000$9,959$8,407$13,415
$30,001 – $48,000$10,796$12,933$12,265
$48,001 – $75,000$16,912$19,075$17,152
$75,001 – $110,000$23,043$24,781$23,356
$110,001 and more$31,647$32,538$34,004
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,176
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment19
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 81%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 45%
Out-of-state: 48%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,0111,7042,307
Percent admitted59%60%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%31%32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT27537%
ACT58378%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading590710
SAT Math590710
SAT Writing580690
ACT Composite2631
ACT English2633
ACT Math2531
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 81%
6-year: 85%
8-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 84%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 83%
Black or African American: 88%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
White: 87%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 84%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization7
Asian Studies/Civilization10
Ethnic Studies2
Latin American Studies1
Russian Studies3
Women's Studies0
Category total23
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General105
Category total105
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science11
Category total11
Education
Music Teacher Education8
Social Studies Teacher Education5
Category total13
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General52
Category total52
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4
French Language and Literature4
German Language and Literature1
Latin Language and Literature0
Norwegian Language and Literature0
Russian Language and Literature1
Spanish Language and Literature12
Category total22
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse15
Category total15
History
History, General21
Category total21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10
Category total10
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General31
Category total31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0
Category total1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies20
Category total20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19
Category total19
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy12
Religion/Religious Studies6
Category total18
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General49
Physics, General25
Category total74
Psychology
Psychology, General60
Category total60
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work14
Category total14
Social Sciences
Economics, General73
Political Science and Government, General36
Sociology and Anthropology23
Category total132
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music1
Category total1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Art/Art Studies, General19
Dance, General5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General15
Music Performance, General18
Music Theory and Composition3
Music, General20
Music, Other0
Category total84
Grand total726
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball37
Basketball1720
Football84
Golf910
Ice Hockey3522
Skiing138
Soccer4722
Softball22
Swimming and Diving2929
Tennis1211
Track and Field, Indoor7683
Track and Field, Outdoor7683
Track and Field, X-Country5849
Volleyball11
Wrestling17
Other Sports1414
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/12/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1957 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1987 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1962 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations023
Liquor law violations233726
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations011
Liquor law violations202222
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible451
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary372
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible451
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary142
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.6%1.6%
Number in default148
Number in repayment531493
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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