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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||30%||28%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to St Olaf College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.