Northland College

1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806-3999
Tel: (715)682-1699
Private not-for-profit | 590 students
Northland College is a very high quality, integrated liberal arts and sciences college with a unique environmental mission. Graduates receive practical, career-oriented skills that prepare them well for graduate study and the world of work. Our students also receive a great deal of personal attention from highly involved faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Northland professors are true mentors who get to know their students in ways that come from close personal interactions and hands on, real world learning approaches that extend well beyond formal classroom settings.

School Overview:

Northland College
CountyAshland County, WI
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
51 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment590 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
567 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
23 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
1%1%
% Hispanic
1%3%
% Black
-6%
% White
92%84%
% Two or more races
2%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$28,568$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$28,568$24,744
 
Percent Admitted66%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)475-665450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)465-585460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)430-615440-570
ACT English (25-75%)19-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)19-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2720-25

School Notes:

  • Northland College was founded in 1892 and adopted an environmental liberal arts mission in 1971.
  • Northland's innovative general education curriculum, called Natural Connections, redefines environmental liberal arts education. Academic programs include Education, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Business, Outdoor Education, and more.
  • On the shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes and surrounded by nearly a million acres of national forest, Northland College students study nature in nature. We think of our location as our million-acre classroom.
  • Northland College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (formerly North Central Association). Ten-year reaccreditation occurred February 2001.
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