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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:  3,072 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Admissionswp.stolaf.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewp.stolaf.edu/admissions/apply/
Financial Aidwp.stolaf.edu/financialaid
Net Price Calculatorwp.stolaf.edu/financialaid/net-price-calculator/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veterans
Disability Serviceswp.stolaf.edu/academic-support/dac/
Athletic Graduation Rates
Mission Statement
  wp.stolaf.edu/about/mission/
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
14%
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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty20992
Instructional20992
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$44,180$46,000$47,840$49,7103.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,080$10,430$10,850$11,2703.9%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,080$10,430$10,850$11,2703.9%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$56,160$58,330$60,590$62,8803.8%
Off Campus$56,160$58,330$60,590$62,8803.8%
Off Campus with Family$46,080$47,900$49,740$51,6103.8%
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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, 2018-2019
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 aid178998%————
Grant or scholarship aid78897%$25,855,128$32,811
Federal grants16520%$972,751$5,895
Pell grants16520%$787,923$4,775
Other federal grants658%$184,828$2,844
State/local government grant or scholarships13617%$772,579$5,681
Institutional grants or scholarships78897%$24,109,798$30,596
Student loan aid43454%$2,849,425$6,565
Federal student loans39549%$2,018,737$5,111
Other student loans8511%$830,688$9,773
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,909$93,813,829$32,250
Pell grants609$2,855,725$4,689
Federal student loans1,535$9,613,566$6,263
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$27,587$26,894$27,779
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$9,555$10,458$12,459
$30,001 – $48,000$11,958$10,894$12,276
$48,001 – $75,000$16,107$15,155$17,577
$75,001 – $110,000$21,130$20,709$22,977
$110,001 and more$34,607$33,877$33,771
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,072
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment22
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 11%
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: 48%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,6942,3423,352
Percent admitted48%47%48%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%30%30%
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 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT24330%
ACT59674%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590710
SAT Math600720
ACT Composite2632
ACT English2434
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: 91%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 95 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2011]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 88%
8-year: 88%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 85%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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:
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 83%
White: 86%
Two or more races: 93%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 83%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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 are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) 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, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. 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, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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/Civilization4
Asian Studies/Civilization7
Ethnic Studies2
Latin American Studies2
Russian Studies2
Women's Studies1
Category total18
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General84
Category total84
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science18
Category total18
Education
Music Teacher Education9
Social Studies Teacher Education5
Category total14
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General29
Category total29
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature1
Chinese Language and Literature5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4
French Language and Literature10
German Language and Literature1
Japanese Language and Literature0
Latin Language and Literature1
Norwegian Language and Literature4
Russian Language and Literature1
Spanish Language and Literature12
Category total39
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17
Category total17
History
History, General14
Category total14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies12
Category total12
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General54
Category total54
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization0
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0
Category total0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies25
Category total25
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22
Category total22
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy8
Religion/Religious Studies12
Category total20
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General37
Physics, General8
Category total45
Psychology
Psychology, General50
Category total50
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work14
Category total14
Social Sciences
Economics, General73
Political Science and Government, General39
Sociology and Anthropology24
Category total136
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music4
Category total4
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Art/Art Studies, General17
Dance, General2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General16
Music Performance, General13
Music Theory and Composition2
Music, General24
Music, Other3
Category total82
Grand total697
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 15
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: $19,218
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball38
Basketball1913
Football68
Golf118
Ice Hockey3029
Skiing1510
Soccer4524
Softball24
Swimming and Diving1721
Tennis1418
Track and Field, Indoor4839
Track and Field, Outdoor5148
Track and Field, X-Country4526
Volleyball19
Wrestling11
Other Sports159
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1915)08/31/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/12/1999)6/30/2019
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (10/21/2015)09/01/2020
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (10/01/1981 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1982 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1957 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1987 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1962)12/31/2016
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/124283.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape3813
d. Fondling3917
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary464
j. Motor vehicle theft122
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence101
b. Dating violence120
c. Stalking227
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations401
c. Liquor law violations231
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations265385
c. Liquor law violations13811860
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape3713
d. Fondling3414
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary053
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence101
b. Dating violence120
c. Stalking201
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations200
c. Liquor law violations001
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations214351
c. Liquor law violations13110458
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate0.5%0.7%1.0%
Number in default346
Number in repayment521557577
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)