Money Magazine names St. Olaf one of the “Best Colleges in the Midwest” – St. Olaf College

Money magazine names St. Olaf one of the “Best Colleges in the Midwest”

St. Olaf College was recognized as one of the best colleges in the Midwest—and the best college in Minnesota—by Silver magazine.

Silver put St. Olaf at No. 7 in his 2022 Ranking of Best Colleges in the Midwestwhich are depending on a variety of factors, including affordability, graduation rates, and average post-graduation earnings. The magazine recognized St. Olaf’s music department, a wide variety of majors, and a wide range of on-campus organizations and activities for students.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Silver‘s Top 10 Schools in the Midwest,” says Chris George, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Olaf. “St. Olaf’s inclusion in a list of primarily important research institutions affirms everything that makes St. Olaf a great place for prospective students to consider.

St. Olaf College meets 100% of demonstrated need and 98% of students receive financial aid. While private schools are often seen as more expensive than public institutions, St. Olaf’s generous financial aid breaks that stereotype. The graduation rate at St. Olaf is around 86%, with average early-career earnings of $60,240.

“Our commitment to affordability offers students from all economic backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a rigorous academic experience within an inclusive and vibrant residential community that prepares them for success beyond the Hill,” said George.

St. Olaf earned high marks in other top college rankings this year, ranking in the Princeton Review’s Top 50 Best Value Collegesand entering at No. 62 on American News‘ list of top national liberal arts colleges.

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