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Northland College

Quick Facts

Financial aid
Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Student/faculty ratio

Northland College is a liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability. Our innovative curriculum and distinguished faculty draw students from across the country who come to be a part of a powerful educational community. Every Northland student has access to unique courses, quality internships, hands-on experiences, and dedicated mentors. Our graduates leave campus prepared for advanced study, challenging careers, and meaningful lives. Learn more about Northland and find out if it’s right for you.



At Northland College, we think a successful career and a satisfying life go hand in hand. You shouldn’t have to give up one for the other. A career can be financially rewarding, but we also view it is a vehicle to improve your community, positively influence other people’s lives, and ultimately change the world for the better. Our liberal arts curriculum, with its progressive focus on the environment and sustainability, gives you the tools, confidence, and vision to be competitive in our greening world economy.


Enrollment: 609
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1


Admission requirements

High school diploma or GED. Students are reviewed based upon their complete application, including high school transcript and official scores on the ACT or SAT. Northland College is a test-optional college, as students with a 3.0 GPA, and some transfer students, can choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores.

How AP credits are handled

Minimum score of 3.


Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs include: art, biology, business, chemistry, climate change studies, climate science, ecological restoration, English, fisheries and wildlife ecology, forestry, gender and women’s studies, geology, graphic design, history, humanities, mathematical sciences, Native American studies, natural resources, outdoor education, psychology, sociology and social justice, sustainable community development, teacher education, water science, and writing. Pre-professional studies in law, health care, veterinary medicine, and ministry. Dual degree engineering program offered in   conjunction with Washington University in St. Louis, and Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.



Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Office of Admissions at 800.753.1840 or

FAFSA Code: 003875

Tuition and Fees: $38,596
Room and Board: $9,688


Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Midwest Lacrosse Conference

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball

Intramurals offered


Karl Ivan Solibakke, Ph.D.

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Ashland, WI 54806-3925


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Northland College is proud to have a strong local foods initiative. We’re already half way to our goal of having 80% of the food served on campus purchased from local sources.