Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)


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St. Olaf College is ranked 33 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 57 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 32%
Applicants who took ACT 80%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+29%
600-69937%
600+66%

SAT Math Score

700+26%
600-69943%
600+69%

ACT Score

30-3647%
24-2941%
24+88%

Students applied7,571
Students admitted2,723
Admission rate36%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate84%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,180
Fees$0
Room and board$10,080
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$55,260

Cost after need-based aid$25,078
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,969

Average debt at graduation$29,617

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$45,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met98%
Average need-based aid$30,182
Average non-need-based aid$14,291

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,046

Full-Time

Men1,289
Women1,716

Part-Time

Men10
Women31

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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