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Finlandia University

Hancock, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate32%
Acceptance Rate32%

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 Overview

Finlandia University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Hancock, Michigan. Finlandia University was founded in 1896 and enrolls 402 undergrads and no graduate students. Finlandia University offers housing for up to 192 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Involvement at Finlandia University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Finlandia University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Finlandia University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Finlandia University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Finlandia University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Finlandia University on the Student Life page.

2022 Finlandia University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 32%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%
Tuition $25,436

Is Finlandia University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Finlandia University offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

Finlandia University Acceptance Rate 2022

Finlandia University is not difficult to get into. Finlandia University admitted 32% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,511 applications received in 2022, 481 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Finlandia University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Finlandia University, around 68% come back the next year. Finlandia University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 26%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Finlandia University Grads

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

Check with Finlandia University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Finlandia University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Finlandia University's endowment was $2.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,441 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Finlandia University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Finlandia University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Finlandia University.

Based on this information, does Finlandia University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Finlandia University a good school for you?

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Where is Finlandia University Located?

Finlandia University is located in the small town setting of Hancock, Michigan.

If you are interested in seeing Finlandia University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 41 to Hancock, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Houghton County Memorial.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Finlandia University and Hancock are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Finlandia University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Finlandia University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Finlandia University is Continuous processing.

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

Finlandia University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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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

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Finlandia University is like? There are approximately 402 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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Campus Setting

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Application Deadline

Aug 1
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