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Lakeland University

Since Lakeland University’s founding in 1862, we’ve been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.

Lakeland is an innovative, affordable, four-year, private university that integrates the liberal arts with experiential learning through its award-winning Cooperative Education program. While other schools offer Co-Op and internship programs, Lakeland is the only school in the Midwest offering students, no matter their major, an opportunity to earn a full year of academic credit for their work experience — allowing students to earn valuable professional experience and control the cost of college!

Lakeland also offers access to online courses for students who need more flexibility due to a full schedule with work and co-curricular. Lakeland gives students access to 40+ clubs/organizations and 20+ NCAA athletic teams.

A Personal Experience
Teachers and coaches take the interest and time to really know you, challenge you, and prepare you to do great things. If you’re looking for a student-centered place where you can find the right major, career path, and all the opportunities and support you need to excel, come to Lakeland and be a big fish. Be a Muskie.

Quick Facts
2,786 students
(2,318 undergraduate, 468 graduate)
Tuition & fees
Food & housing
Average cost after aid
$16,148 (2021-22 average)
Student/faculty ratio

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Oh The Things You'll See

Get to know Lakeland, the community we live in, and the businesses we partner with!

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Cooperative Education

Earn & Learn. Earn 25% of your degree via paid work experiences.

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Admission requirements
At least 20 academic units of study in high school. Strongly recommended: 4 years of English, 3+ years of mathematics, 3+ years of science, 2+ years of a world language, and other college prep academic units. ACT and SAT scores are optional for admission and financial aid

How AP/IB credits are handled
The AP exam scores of 3 or better will be accepted for credit. Scores of 4 or better on all higher-level IB exams will be accepted for credit.

Lakeland has several undergraduate options, including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science, with our most popular majors being Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Sports Management & Leadership, Psychology, Accounting, Biology, Computer Science, and Education. LU also offers several graduate degrees, including a Master of Arts in Counseling, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education, and a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development.

Percentage of first-year students receiving financial aid: 99%
Rate of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Admissions office at 800.242.3347 or sends e-mail)

FAFSA Code: 003854

Conference/division affiliation: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, NCAA Division III, National Association of Collegiate Esports

Men’s athletics
Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, esports, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball, wrestling

Women’s athletics
Basketball, bowling, cross country, esports, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball, wrestling (Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association)

Intramurals offered