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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
W3718 South Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
From Lakeland University

Lakeland is an innovative university that works with students to turn their goals into reality.

We value hard work, and our award-winning Cooperative Education program is providing a new way for students to earn a bachelor’s degree. Our flexible learning options give students the freedom to: work, participate in athletics and clubs/organizations, and create lifelong relationships.

Innovation is nothing new for LU. Since our founding in 1862, we have been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.

Lakeland University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
900-1060
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$20,898/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,539/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Business Administration at Lakeland University

One of our most popular majors is stronger than ever, with 13 revamped areas of emphasis that companies value when hiring college graduates. At Lakeland University, we value work and experiential learning. Students not only gain broad exposure to the business curriculum, they receive real-world knowledge and earn their degree through a variety of learning opportunities.

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
782Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,077
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
50%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Friendly.
    69%
  • Full-time employee
    25%
  • Chill
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.27 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Small and Middle of no where
    53%
  • Small.
    24%
  • Home away from home
    12%
  • Underrated
    12%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    48%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    92%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

    Lakeland University Reviews

    376 reviews
    All Categories
    I am a current student at LU, and I am very proud to say that I am a Muskie! LU provides a small campus which ensures that you get to see and be around familiar faces, which creates a family-like environment. Additionally, professors truly care about the success of their students and make themselves extremely available for additional meetings or help with course work.
    The new campus center is beautiful; it is a wonderful place to study or meet with friends!
    Additionally, the buildings are very close to each other, making the walks in the cold very bearable.
    Go Muskies!
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    Administration has spectacular disregard for the students, particularly in the graduate programs. Registrar forgot that Spring break is a thing and didn't account for it in Spring 2020 semester. President resigned and they didn't tell the student body. Class requirement policies quietly changed by program director after semester started and the students were not notified directly. Accreditation which was supposed to be forthcoming two years ago has not even been applied for. The school appears to experiencing some kind of financial or retention problems. Counseling program is 1/3 the size it was a few years ago and shrinking. Madison campus closing and the classes will rent space at the local community college. School is hiring for an electronic games coach while they can't hire and retain adequate academic faculty.
    For me, it was a great experience because I visited since the soccer coach wanted me to and I felt so welcomed and the campus is absolutely gorgeous! If you like smaller campuses, I believe Lakeland University is a great fit as I am one of those people. There are about 700-800 students so it’s nice and home like and it doesn’t have a super rural feel but enough to feel like a home away from home!