Computer Science; Economics; Education; Math; Music; Nursing; Social Work; and StatisticsLimitations
Dance - limited/permission from the instructor required;
Psychology - limited upper division courses available;
Studio Art - limited/portfolio/resume required;
Theater - limited.Unique Academic Programs
- Latin - Students majoring in Latin will acquire an advanced knowledge of the Latin language, the ability to translate and analyze Latin literature in at least three genres, and a basic knowledge of the ancient Roman civilization.
- Russian Major and Russian Area Studies Concentration - Russian Area Studies is a multi-disciplinary major that introduces students to the Russian world through multiple academic disciplines. In keeping with the college’s mission to provide a “global perspective,” the major offers a variety of courses that build upon Russian language proficiency to prepare students with the knowledge and tools to pursue work in the field from a foundation of cultural literacy.
- Greek - Students choosing a Greek major will acquire an advanced knowledge of the ancient Greek language, the ability to translate and analyze ancient Greek literature in at least three genres, and a basic knowledge of the ancient Greek civilization.
- Norwegian Major and Nordic Studies Concentration - St. Olaf is one of a few colleges and universities where students can use Norwegian to complete their foreign language requirement — and beyond the requirements can study in depth the language, literature, culture, and history of Norway. The Norwegian major allows students to gain competence in the Norwegian language and an understanding of Norwegian society through a combination of courses in the language, literature, history, and culture of Norway.
- Classics - The Classics major explores the humanities, offering courses in ancient and medieval literature, history, philosophy, religion, political science, fine arts, and archaeology, both on campus and abroad. Students studying classical languages not only improve their verbal and analytical skills but also gain important tools for studying the past and evaluating the present.
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
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African Studies, Ancient Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Dance, Engineering Physics, English, Environmental Sciences, Ethnic Studies, Family Studies, Film, French, German, Greek, History, International Relations, Japanese, Kinesiology, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management Information Systems, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music Theory and Composition, Neuroscience, Norwegian, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies/Theology, Russian, Scandinavian Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, Theater Arts/Drama/Acting, Women and Gender Studies
Tuition / Finances
Figures per Semester are current as of 05/23/23
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
- Campus Budget
- Fees are subject to change without notice.
- Two semesters = one academic year
- Three quarters = one academic year
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
- No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
- Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
- See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Important Notes: Health insurance premium is for domestic students. Please reach out to NSE Coordinator Brittan Duffing (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about international student health insurance.
Room / Meals
Figures are current as of 05/23/23
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
Notes About Housing
- On-Campus Housing
- 96% living on campus
- : $3100
- Per semester unless otherwise noted
- Students must live on campus
On campus housing is guaranteed for accepted NSE students.
Notes About Meal Plans
St Olaf requires all students to have a full meal plan. This consists of you having 14, 17, or 21, meals a week in the Cafeteria, plus Flex Dollars (Ole Dollars) on your Ole Card (your student ID). The number of your plan determines how many meals you will be able to eat per week in Stav Hall. Based on which meal plan you have, you will then be allotted a certain amount of Ole Dollars to fill the gaps in your meal plan. For example, if you purchase a 17-meal plan, you will receive more Flex Dollars than if you purchase 21 meals per week. You can use these Flex Dollars in our café, the Cage, in case you didn’t have time to have a meal at the Caf or simply want something different. For all meal plans, each week begins on Friday breakfast and ends after Thursday dinner. The number of meals left at the end of the week will expire, and will not add up to the following week. All flex dollars given at the beginning of the semester will expire at the end of the semester.
St. Olaf campus has three places that are available for you to find meals.
1) Stav Hall: cafeteria-style dining hall which you can eat in with a swipe of your campus ID. It is commonly known as the caf. Stav Hall has a number of stations: Home (American, home-style food), Tortilla (build-your-own burrito line), Pizza, Pasta, Grill (Hamburgers and Hot Dogs), Bowls (Asian-style stir fry, egg rolls, etc.), and Grains (healthy food options and vegetarian options). Outside of the stations, there are areas to create your own sandwiches or salads, a desserts area and cereal bar. These stations rotate the choice of meal available every day and you will be able to choose between all of these stations for every meal.
2) The Cage: café-style dining, located in the main building, Buntrock Commons, below the cafeteria. The Cage offers a menu of various burgers, wraps, french-fries and sandwiches, as well as sushi, yogurt, coffee, tea, fruit, ice cream and other options. It is open pretty much all day and you pay with Ole Dollars on your ID or by credit/debit card.
3) The Lion’s Pause: is the main late night dining option on campus and is very popular on the weekends. Here you can buy a pizza, quesadillas, milkshakes, and more. The Pause takes Ole Dollars or cash. It is also a very social place, with a large seating area, billiards table, and several TVs where people watch sporting events or play video games.
Figures per Semester are current as of 05/23/23
Important Notes about Health Insurance
International students are not eligible for an insurance waiver. International student health insurance is $1,708 per academic year.
Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
St. Olaf has a Health Services office: https://wp.stolaf.edu/health/