|Students who got into SOC say:|
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Academic standards are moderately high for admission (see Princeton Review). Make sure the college understands that you have a vested interest in the school, and that you've carefully considered all aspects of the college choice decision making process. Articulating clearly what makes St. Olaf a good match for you in your admissions essay is important.
| Language - French/Spanish/etc.|
| Nov 16 2010 |
Take time to get to know faculty in your department of interest during the process. Email them, visit their classes - you should find the college and faculty to be remarkably acessible in this way.
I worked pretty hard in high school and ended up as class salutatorian. I also had a lot of clubs, accomplishments, etc. that I could 'pad the list' with. I spent a lot of time on the personal essay (I've been TOLD that I excel in essay-writing), and I honestly think this may have been the determining factor in my admission. Any other questions, feel free to contact me.
Came and visitied. They are very personal, the better they know you, the more they like you. They send handwritten cards to you, send one back.
| Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc|| Apr 12 2010 | Show interest but also have good profile - more competitive for female applicants I have been told.