saint olaf college

Encyclopedia

saint olaf college

private coeducational institution of higher learning in Northfield, southeastern Minnesota, U.S. It is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Named for Olaf II, the patron saint of Norway, St. Olaf's School was founded by Norwegian immigrants to southeastern Minnesota in 1874. The academy added a college department in 1886 and became St. Olaf College in 1889; the academy was dissolved in 1917. Total current enrollment is about 3,000.

Learn more about Saint Olaf College with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: saint olaf
Next Definition: saint olaf ii
Words Near: saint olaf college
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for saint olaf college
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing saint olaf college
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;