Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)


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St. Olaf College is ranked 34 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 61 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 28%
Applicants who took ACT 81%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+29%
600-69933%
600+62%

SAT Math Score

700+27%
600-69937%
600+65%

ACT Score

30-3642%
24-2947%
24+89%

Students applied6,041
Students admitted2,704
Admission rate45%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,000
Fees$0
Room and board$10,430
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$57,430

Cost after need-based aid$26,967
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,488

Average debt at graduation$27,945

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met98%
Average need-based aid$30,463
Average non-need-based aid$14,942

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,040

Full-Time

Men1,307
Women1,683

Part-Time

Men22
Women28

Freshmen retained92%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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