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Northland College

Quick Facts

Enrollment
600
Financial aid
Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Student/faculty ratio
10:1

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.

 

A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

STUDENT BODY

Enrollment: 600
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1

GETTING IN

Admission requirements

Freshmen applicants should be on track to complete their state-mandated high school graduation requirements prior to intended term of enrollment. Strongly recommend at least 16 academic units of study in high school: English (4), math (3), natural science (3), social science or history (3), and elective (3). Applications are reviewed holistically, with close consideration given to cumulative, unweighted GPA and individual coursework. Northland is test optional and students are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admission, but may submit them if they feel it enhances their application.

How AP/IB credits are handled

Scores of 3 or better on most AP exams will be accepted for credit. Scores of 4 or better on higher-level IB exams will be accepted for credit.

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

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.

 

FINANCIAL AID

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 admissions@northland.edu
 

FAFSA Code: 003875

Tuition and Fees: $39,894
Room and Board: $9,688

ATHLETICS

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

PRESIDENT

Karl Ivan Solibakke, Ph.D.

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1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806-3925

715.682.1224
800.753.1840

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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.