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St Olaf College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into St Olaf College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,723 out of 7,571 applicants or 36% were admitted making St Olaf College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. St Olaf College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,876 4,695 7,571
Accepted 1,538 1,185 2,723
Acceptance Rate 53% 25% 36%
Enrolled 412 351 763
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 28%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to St Olaf College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that St Olaf College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Olaf College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1085. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1335 out of 1600. 32 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1210 1460
SAT Reading 610 730
SAT Math 600 730
ACT Composite 26 31
ACT English 26 31
ACT Math 26 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >52%
28 to 31 Avg + 36%-52%
26 to 28 Avg - 27%-36%
24 to 26 Reach 19%-27%
Less than 24 Low <19%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >49%
1335 to 1460 Avg + 36%-49%
1210 to 1335 Avg - 25%-36%
1085 to 1210 Reach 16%-25%
Less than 1085 Low <16%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into St Olaf College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St Olaf College was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to St Olaf College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St Olaf College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174844 IPEDS survey data for St Olaf College.



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