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Finlandia University

Hancock, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate32%

Finlandia University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Finlandia University. Finlandia University admitted 32% of all applicants in 2013. Out of 1,511 applications received in 2023, 481 students were offered admission.

Check in with Finlandia University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Finlandia University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Finlandia University's admissions stats.

Finlandia University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.9
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 39%
Waitlist No

Finlandia University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Finlandia University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Finlandia University?

Finlandia University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Finlandia University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Finlandia University?

Finlandia University is a not difficult school to get into. Finlandia University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Finlandia University accepted 32% of students, around 481 from 1,511 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Finlandia University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Finlandia University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Finlandia University

Finlandia University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Finlandia University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Finlandia University

What does Finlandia University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

Make sure to check with Finlandia University for more information on admission factors.

Finlandia University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Finlandia University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Finlandia University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Finlandia University?

Students admitted to Finlandia University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.9.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Finlandia University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2013, 78% of Finlandia University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Finlandia University students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Finlandia University students scored 540 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

To be most competitive at Finlandia University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Finlandia University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Finlandia University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Finlandia University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Finlandia University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Finlandia University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Finlandia University Admissions FAQs

Does Finlandia University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Finlandia University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Finlandia University?

❌ No, Finlandia University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Finlandia University's acceptance rate?

✅ Finlandia University's acceptance rate is 32%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Finlandia University?

❌ Finlandia University does not offer early decision.

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Finlandia University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Finlandia University? Finlandia University is a less selective institution. The Finlandia University acceptance rate is 32%. This means that the institution accepts 31 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

Finlandia University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Finlandia University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.89. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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