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Northland College is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 590, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 130 acres. Northland College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 180. Its tuition and fees are $29,990 (2013-14).
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Northland College is a traditional liberal arts and sciences college with a unique focus on the environment and sustainability. Northland College and its Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute are located in Ashland, Wis., near the shores of Lake Superior. The College has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation for science and mathematics, as a model environmental campus for the Lake Superior Basin, and as one of Wisconsin's true liberal arts colleges. Founded in 1892, Northland now enrolls 600 students from across the nation and around the world. For more information about Northland College and its Institute, visit our website at www.northland.edu.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ|
When applying to Northland College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||66.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Northland College is 11:1, and the school has 62 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northland College include: Natural Resources and Conservation; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Physical Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||48%|
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Northland College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 590, with a gender distribution of 44.9 percent male students and 55.1 percent female students. At this school, 77 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus. Northland College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Northland College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Northland College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Northland College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Northland College, 88.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,286.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,990 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,510 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data