Oct 6, 2022 - News

St. Olaf named one of America's "prettiest" colleges

St. Olaf Campus

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Minnesota's St. Olaf College made Architectural Digest's recent list of the 53 "prettiest" campuses in America.

What they're saying: "The campus, known to locals as 'The Hill,' is surrounded by wetlands, woodlands, and tall prairie grass," the publication wrote.

Of note: Two buildings on the Northfield campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, per Architectural Digest. Many other buildings were designed by a prominent architect (and professor) named Edward Sövik.

Flashback: Not all Minnesota colleges have received such accolades — the University of Minnesota's flagship campus made one list of the ugliest schools in the country.

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