Northland, founded in 1892, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 130-acre campus is located in Ashland, 75 miles south of Duluth, Minn.

Website: www.northland.edu/

Private
Co-ed
635
Undergraduate
Students
(53.9%) 342 Women
(46.1%) 293 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 1,625 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,809
Tuition and Fees
$36,183
Room and Board
$9,176
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$32,280
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,731
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
50
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Ashland Population
8,130
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
74% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lumberjacks and Lumberjills
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
5.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.7% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students
3.6% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1411 Ellis Avenue
City, State, Zip
Ashland, WI 54806-3925
Phone
(715) 682-1224
Fax
(715) 682-1258
E-mail
admit@northland.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 1,625 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 1,034 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 591 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
238 (24%) of 994 admitted students enrolled
Women
130 (20%) of 636 admitted students enrolled
Men
108 (30%) of 358 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
40%
Score of 18 - 23
46%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 41%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,809
Tuition and Fees
$36,183
Room and Board
$9,176
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$2,650
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003875
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
186 (98.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
171 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
170 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$32,280
Need-Based Gift
Received by 170 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,975
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 151 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,565
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 31 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
16 (8.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,469

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
565 (95.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
512 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
508 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
100 (19.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$30,526
Need-Based Gift
Received by 500 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,259
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 398 (78.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,779
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 69 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
79 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,101

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,731
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,741
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Creative Writing
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Meteorology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Outdoor Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Natural resources/environmental science, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
50
Part-Time Faculty
19
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
74,621
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
125
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Ashland Population
8,130
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
130 acres

Weather

Temperature
5.8 average low in January, 75.5 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Ashland
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
74% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
26%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lumberjacks and Lumberjills
School Colors
Blue and orange

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, northland volunteer program, northland college student association, native american student association, environmental council, saac (student athlete organization)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
635
Women
342 (53.9%)
Men
293 (46.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
594
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
5.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.7% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.6% from 4 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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