Surrounded by farm and prairie land Surrounded by farm and prairie land

St. Olaf College is a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota that was founded in 1874. All but about 175 students live on campus at this residential college. Students have more than 150 student clubs and organisations. More than a third of students are active in one of the many musical organisations, including eight choirs and two orchestras. The school mascot is a costumed lion named Ole.

St. Olaf has a large, wooded campus in Northfield, Minnesota and is surrounded by college-owned farmland and prairies. In tribute to the Norwegian immigrants who founded the college, St. Olaf still offers a robust program in Scandinavian culture, including Norwegian language classes, Nordic film studies, and Viking history courses.

Quick Facts:

Location: Northfield, Minnesota, USA
City Population: 20,007
University Population: 3,176
Climate: Minnesota experiences temperature extremes characteristic of its continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers. 
Nearest Airport: Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport
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