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About Finlandia University

Thank you for your interest in Finlandia University! We're a small campus of about 500 students and our campus is surrounded by the pristine wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, just minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Superior. We have wonderful degree options in healthcare (including a highly reputable nursing degree!), business, liberal arts, and fine arts. In addition to excellent academic opportunities, we have NCAA Division III athletics, have a wonderful arts scene and our surroundings provide some of the best outdoor opportunities you'll find in your college search. Join us soon for a campus visit and be sure to fill out our quick-and-easy FREE application!

Finlandia University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Hancock, MI.

Founded in 1896, the institution currently enrolls around 545 students a year, including 545 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2019, the total market value of the school endowment was $2,539,519. The school spends $7,441 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Finlandia University

Acceptance rate: 32%

Average GPA: 2.89

Mean ACT score: 20

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Finlandia University is August 25

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What is Finlandia University's acceptance rate?

Admission to Finlandia University is slightly difficult. Around 32 percent of all applicants are admitted to Finlandia University each year. In 2021, Finlandia University admitted 481 of the 1,511 people who applied.

The average high school GPA for a student at Finlandia University is 2.89 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 20.

Finlandia University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Finlandia University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 68 percent of students who start at Finlandia University return the next year. Out of the 82 students who started at Finlandia University as first-time freshman, 11 graduate within four years.

Around 27 percent of students who started at Finlandia University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 60 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Based on this information, how does Finlandia University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Finlandia University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

Finlandia University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 25

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 25

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Finlandia University is Aug 25.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Finlandia University is Aug 25.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Finlandia University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Finlandia University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Finlandia University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Finlandia University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

Finlandia University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Finlandia University is like? There are approximately 545 students enrolled at Finlandia University. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from MI and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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