Northland College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center at Northland College
McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center at Northland College. Photo Courtesy of Northland College

Northland College Admissions Overview:

Northland College is a generally accessible school, admitting 54% of applicants in 2016. Those with high grades, good test scores, and a strong application have a decent chance of being admitted. Students interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions, be sure to get in touch with a member of the admissions team.

Admissions Data (2016):

Northland College Description:

Northland College describes itself as an "environmental liberal arts college," an apt label for this unusual little college in Ashland, Wisconsin. The college's interdisciplinary core curriculum is made up of nine courses that ask students to explore the relationships between the liberal arts, the environment, and our planet's future. Students who complete the general education requirements earn an environmental studies minor to complement whatever major they select. Students can expect a lot of interaction with the faculty, and one-third of classes have fewer than ten students.

The school has earned many accolades for its sustainability efforts. Northland also does well with financial aid, and nearly all students receive some form of grant aid. Northland College is a member of the Eco League with four other small colleges that focus on sustainability: Alaska Pacific University, Prescott College, Green Mountain College, and College of the Atlantic.

Students can easily take a semester or two at one of these other schools. In athletics, Northland competes in the NCAA Division III Midwest Athletic Conference. The college is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 582 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,432
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,485
  • Other Expenses: $2,650
  • Total Cost: $45,367

Northland College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,335
    • Loans: $7,520

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Education, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer
  • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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