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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.89% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,041 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
98.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
743 Graduates

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The median tuition at St Olaf College is $44,180, which is $11,970 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,284.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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St Olaf College received 6,041 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20.2% annual decline. Out of those 6,041 applicants, 2,704 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,040 students enrolled at St Olaf College in 2016, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St Olaf College has an overall enrollment yield of 30.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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St Olaf College has a total enrollment of 3,040 students. The full-time enrollment at St Olaf College is 2,990 students and the part-time enrollment is 50. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at St Olaf College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St Olaf College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.8% White, 6.38% Asian, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.07% Black or African American, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at St Olaf College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.5%), followed by White Male (32.1%) and Asian Female (4.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 159 more women than men graduated from St Olaf College. The majority of students graduating from St Olaf College are White. These 784 graduates mean that there were 14.3 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 55 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at St Olaf College is General Biological Sciences with 122 graduates, followed by General Economics with 88 graduates and General Mathematics with 80 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at St Olaf College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 56 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 43 graduates and Math & Statistics with 80 graduates.


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St Olaf College has an endowment valued at nearly $456M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.9M (3.71%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, St Olaf College had a total expenditure of $117M. Of that $117M, they spent $43.4M on salaries and $12.7M on benefits.

St Olaf College employs 74 Associate professors, 70 Assistant professors, and 62 Professors. Most academics at St Olaf College are Male Associate professors (41), Male Professors (38), and Female Assistant professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St Olaf College are: Service, with 96 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 47 employees.



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