St Olaf College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (8)
St. Olaf College is a wonderful community to be a part of. It is considered one of the "Midwest Ivies," along with Carleton College and Macalester. Once you're an Ole, you're an Ole for life. The academic curriculum is extremely rigorous, the facilities are top-notch, and the faculty become your family.
St. Olaf is an excellent place for students to continue their education. It provides a very hands on and personal style of learning. Because of the small student to faculty ratio, students are able to develop personal relationships with their professors, this relationship allows students to get the full attention of their professors. The school also provides rigorous curriculum, challenging even the brightest of students. Overall, St. Olaf gives students an excellent education that provides close interactions with professors and tough academic rigor that allows students to grow to their highest potential.
St. Olaf was a high-quality liberal arts education with all that entails - access to professors, small class sizes, and many career and other student services. It is a smaller school, don't come here for a vocational track. GE requirements will ensure that you have to take a wide variety of classes from theology to science. If you don't want that, don't come here.
Saint Olaf is expensive, but worth the price considering the four year experience; not to mention the long-term benefits outweigh the upfront cost.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at St. Olaf and thought it was very worthwhile for me to go there. The professors I worked with were dedicated to teaching their students to be responsible citizens and good people. The students I met there (one of whom is now my partner) grew to be some of my best friends. The natural lands and opportunities for staying active are wonderful. And the food is great!
Small and friendly Midwestern college, great music program, great languages programs.
St. Olaf gave a high quality, traditional liberal arts education. Have to take a lot of general ed credits, so avoid if you're looking for a more vocational/career-specific degree, or if you don't want to take classes in every area. Professors are generally smart, engaged, and approachable.
St. Olaf is a place I will always call home. The community that is fostered on campus allows for all students to flourish both in and out of the classroom. Everyone is friendly and welcoming all the time! The academic rigor was appropriate and engaging at all times, and the professors made the learning experience unique. I've always enjoyed being a student, but the St. Olaf experience has left me craving knowledge from all perspectives and in all environments. It has made me a life-long learner, and I am so grateful.