St Olaf College

Northfield, MN 55057
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St Olaf College is one of the thirty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in Northfield town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,035 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 786 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 723 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 92%). Every year 88% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,035
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate92%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1150 to 1400
ACT25 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,438/credit
In State Students$1,438/credit
Out of State Students$1,438/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $64,710 $64,710 $64,710
ADN 70 $100,660 $100,660 $100,660
BSN 125 $179,750 $179,750 $179,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of St Olaf College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 17% $4,465
Other Federal Grant 7% $2,780
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $5,136
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 94% $26,922
Federal Student Loans 51% $4,992
Private Loans 9% $9,419


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,555
$30,001 to $48,000$11,958
$48,001 to $75,000$16,107
$75,001 to $110,000$21,130
Over $110,000$34,607

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
St Olaf College
1520 St Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN 55057

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