St. Olaf College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Northfield, MN, St. Olaf College is one of the best universities in the state of Minnesota. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for St. Olaf College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is St. Olaf College.

1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: (507) 786-3025
Web site:

Rankings: St. Olaf College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 49
Score: 67
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.6
Graduation and retention ranking: 30
Average freshman retention rate: 92.5%
6-year graduation rate: 86.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 81%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 5
Faculty resources ranking: 122
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 60.5%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 3.7%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 13:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 81.9%
Student selectivity ranking: 36
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 27-31
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 59%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 85%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 58.9%
Financial resources rank: 98
Alumni giving rank: 79
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 31.6%

St. Olaf College History

Essential Facts: St. Olaf College

  • Named for Olaf II, the patron saint of Norway, St. Olaf’s School was founded by Norwegian immigrants to southeastern Minnesota in 1874.
  • St Olaf College is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,050 students enrolled.
  • Updated May 29, 2020 St. Olaf College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 48%. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf shares its small hometown with rival Carlton College.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 96%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 85%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 24%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station