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St. Olaf College


St. Olaf College is a liberal arts college situated in Northfield, Minnesota. It features in Loren Pope's list of 'Colleges That Change Lives'. Annually an average of 6 students receives Fullbright scholarship. Another significant aspect of the college is that it has produced nine Rhodes scholars. Another distinction of this college is that many of its students have served Peace Corps. It is a volunteer program in America; people are sent to other nations for duration of two year with the mission to promote global peace and friendship.

St. Olaf College MN was established in the year 1874 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants. It is a traditional institution, which sprawls over a massive 300 acres of land. It is marked by a rich, award winning architecture. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Course Details:

The popular programs offered by St. Olaf College are education, religion/ theology, art/music, physical sciences, chemistry, mathematics, statistics and foreign languages. This college boasts of world class programs in music and mathematics. The students are asked to choose one major subject for graduation. But there is also the flexibility of choosing multiple majors like English, Mathematics, Biology, Economics and Psychology.

Some of the popular academic programs or majors include:
  • American Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Music
  • English
  • Religion
  • Social Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Foreign Languages
  • Statistics

    Admission Procedures:

    For getting admission in St. Olaf College you need to show high school transcript. The mention of ACT or SAT score in the transcript is regarded official. The testing center can send across the scores to the college directly. Before admission you need to have undertaken college preparatory courses in math, sciences. You should have studied English, Social Studies/ History or Foreign Language for getting admission in the college. A recommendation letter is required.

    Accommodation facilities:

    St. Olaf College has a residential campus. Students can avail the facility of staying in residence halls, service and honor houses, academic language houses and in diversity house. Extracurricular activities are integral part of studying at this college. There are athletic teams, clubs and student organizations catering, which cater to non-academic pursuits of the college. The students of St. Olaf College are keenly involved and interested in music. St. Olaf college libraries help the students immensely.

    Contact Details:

    St. Olaf College
    1520 St. Olaf Avenue
    Northfield, Minnesota 55057