St. Olaf offers a distinctive education grounded in academic rigor, residential learning, global engagement, and a vibrant Lutheran faith tradition. One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf College offers a distinctive education grounded in academic rigor, residential learning, global engagement, and a vibrant Lutheran faith tradition.
Many excellent colleges provide one, two, or even three elements of the St. Olaf experience. What makes St. Olaf unique is the combination of so many distinguishing features working together at the highest level: an intense academic program that sharpens minds and an emphasis on a global perspective that broadens them; the vitality of a residential community that engages thoughtful people across the full range of human experiences; and a faith tradition that encourages reflection and honors different perspectives.
By cultivating the habits of mind and heart that enable graduates to lead lives of financial independence, professional accomplishment, personal fulfillment, and community engagement, St. Olaf College provides an uncommon educational experience that fully prepares students to make a meaningful difference in a changing world.
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Students browsed the racks of the @OleThriftShop, a student-led initiative to re-sell clothing and other items collected on campus. The spring sale raised more than $1,200, which will be used to fund environmental projects on campus. #thriftyoles #choosetoreuse
In memory of Professor Jim Farrell, whose passion for American environmental history and campus ecology inspired thousands of students, St. Olaf alumni organized an environmental retreat in the Flaten Art Barn on Earth Day.
Nationally Ranked Science Facilities
Did we mention that St. Olaf ranks No. 5 on the Princeton Review's list of Best Science Facilities? No wonder these students look like they're having so much fun! http://bit.ly/2orGbm7
One of the great things about St. Olaf: Even gray days look beautiful.