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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:  3,040 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
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
8%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty22590
Instructional22590
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$41,700$42,940$44,180$46,0004.1%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,500$9,790$10,080$10,4303.5%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,500$9,790$10,080$10,4303.5%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$53,100$54,630$56,160$58,3303.9%
Off Campus$53,100$54,630$56,160$58,3303.9%
Off Campus with Family$43,600$44,840$46,080$47,9003.9%
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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, 2015-2016
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 aid171794%————
Grant or scholarship aid70292%$19,196,874$27,346
Federal grants13117%$724,915$5,534
Pell grants13117%$572,201$4,368
Other federal grants547%$152,714$2,828
State/local government grant or scholarships8812%$434,371$4,936
Institutional grants or scholarships70292%$18,037,588$25,695
Student loan aid39151%$2,715,180$6,944
Federal student loans38951%$1,872,469$4,814
Other student loans7810%$842,711$10,804
  • 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 aid12,73490%$72,938,761$26,678
Pell grants47215%$2,059,645$4,364
Federal student loans1,51350%$9,465,530$6,256
  • 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.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$28,019$26,183$27,284
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$11,792$11,772$10,929
$30,001 – $48,000$12,061$12,284$10,012
$48,001 – $75,000$18,918$15,919$15,816
$75,001 – $110,000$23,307$24,811$24,601
$110,001 and more$34,534$33,710$34,295
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,040
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment23
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: 6%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 42%
Out-of-state: 50%
Foreign countries: 8%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,0413,2132,828
Percent admitted45%35%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%33%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT23128%
ACT66881%
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 Reading550700
SAT Math570700
ACT Composite2631
ACT English2633
ACT Math2530
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: 92%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 88%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 89%
8-year: 89%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
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: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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: 95%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
White: 89%
Two or more races: 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 89%
Received award in 8 years: 89%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 10%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 94%
Received award in 8 years: 94%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 6%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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/Civilization3
Asian Studies/Civilization12
Ethnic Studies1
Latin American Studies0
Russian Studies1
Women's Studies2
Category total19
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General88
Category total88
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science15
Category total15
Education
Music Teacher Education8
Social Studies Teacher Education1
Category total9
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General38
Category total38
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature1
Chinese Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
French Language and Literature5
German Language and Literature1
Japanese Language and Literature0
Latin Language and Literature0
Norwegian Language and Literature2
Russian Language and Literature7
Spanish Language and Literature15
Category total34
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse22
Category total22
History
History, General15
Category total15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7
Category total7
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General43
Category total43
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1
Category total2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies32
Category total32
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21
Category total21
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy12
Religion/Religious Studies15
Category total27
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General40
Physics, General19
Category total59
Psychology
Psychology, General55
Category total55
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work14
Category total14
Social Sciences
Economics, General56
Political Science and Government, General42
Sociology and Anthropology16
Category total114
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music1
Category total1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Art/Art Studies, General15
Dance, General3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General8
Music Performance, General14
Music Theory and Composition3
Music, General17
Music, Other2
Category total66
Grand total681
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $18,215
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball34
Basketball1515
Football68
Golf98
Ice Hockey4732
Skiing915
Soccer4322
Softball18
Swimming2123
Tennis911
Track and Field, Indoor7049
Track and Field, Outdoor7464
Track and Field, X-Country4836
Volleyball17
Wrestling16
Other Sports1811
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/21/2015 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs10/1/1981 -  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 - 2/22/2018Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1957 - 11/1/2017Accredited
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 - 3/4/2018Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations040
Liquor law violations423
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations020
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape338
Fondling439
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault101
Burglary346
Motor vehicle theft112
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape137
Fondling234
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary005
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 Year201420132012
Default rate1.0%0.7%0.5%
Number in default643
Number in repayment577537554
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)