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About Northland College

Northland College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Ashland, Wisconsin. Northland College was founded in 1892 and enrolls 635 undergrads and no graduate students.

Northland College offers housing for up to 548 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2018, the total market value of Northland College's endowment was $22.644 million For each full-time student, Northland College spends about $11,244. There are 11 undergraduate students for every full-time Northland College professor.

2021 Northland College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
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Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 23
Tuition $34,666

Northland College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Northland College

Northland College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2018 Acceptance Rate for Northland College

It is moderately difficult to get into Northland College. Around 61% of applicants get into Northland College each year. In 2021, 994 out of 1,625 total applicants were accepted.

Northland College Waitlist 2021

Northland College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Northland College?

Northland College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Northland College, applicants must submit the following items.

Northland College Application Requirements

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Northland College Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Northland College students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Northland College.

Does Northland College Require Test Scores?

Northland College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, . 74% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at Northland College

Yes! Northland College provides on-campus housing for up to 548 students.

Northland College students are active in the school's Northland Volunteer Program, Northland College Student Association and Native American Student Association. Job and Internship Fair, Fall Convocation, and and Everybody Party are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Northland College.

Financial Aid at Northland College

Northland College meets 78% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,487 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Northland College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northland College

About 73% of students who start at Northland College come back the next year. Out of the 146 students who started at Northland College as first-time freshman, 81 graduate within four years.

Around 64% of students who started at Northland College 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% for public schools and 67% 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. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $31,106 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Northland College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Northland College a good school for you?

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Where is Northland College Located?

Northland College is located in the small town setting of Ashland, Wisconsin.

If you want to see Northland College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 2 to Ashland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Duluth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Northland College and Ashland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1411 Ellis Avenue Ashland, WI 54806-3925

Campus Setting: Small Town

Northland College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northland College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northland College is Continuous processing.

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Northland College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

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 Northland College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Northland College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Northland College SAT Scores

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Northland College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$46,159

In State

$46,159

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$34,666
$34,666
Fees
$1,517
$1,517
Housing
$9,176
$9,176
Books
$800
$800

Student Life

Wondering what life at Northland College is like? There are approximately 635 students enrolled at Northland College. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from WI and 50% percent of students are from other states.

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6%

Part Time

50%

In State

50%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

635

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,183

Out-of-State

$36,183

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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