B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Northland College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
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Northland College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1105
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$18,951/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,816/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,200/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,820/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,981/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,799/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
513Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Invested in our relationship to the environment
    63%
  • Passionate about things that matter
    25%
  • Socially Awkward.
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
60%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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Northland College is great for anyone pursuing environmental studies, outdoor education majors, and anything to do with the humanities. Everyone on campus is very accepting of whoever you are as a person, as long as you are a nice person. Professors are on first name bases with all students and always try to include everyone's thoughts. If you're looking for a more personal feel to the college experience, Northland College is the way to go!
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Northland is a great school to start thinking differently. Since coming to Northland my social skills, ability to understand people, and understanding of social constructs has improved drastically. And although I'm a Sustainable Community Development major with a duo minor in biology and geology, my overall knowledge of religion, sociology, and psychology has improved just as much. Northlands environmental focus to all the majors are outstanding, because as science has come to show us we have to change the ways we live if we wish to continue as a species. Northland's campus life is also outstanding, the small student population makes great for a family feel community. The class sizes are small and 90% of my professors I've had are very approachable and seek to form relationships with you at an individual level. This makes attending classes, listening, and striving for success that much easier.
Northland is a wonderful small school school and the connections with professors are very one on one. My class sizes are typically average around 20 students and professors have easily accessible through office hours and email. Northland is heavily environmentally focused with exceptional field programs. The student body is heavily involved in sustainability programs, student government, and athletics. Northland also has many connections with international study programs as well as the facts that is a member of the Ecoleague that alows students to transfer within a system of around 10 private schools for the blanket tuition. I would definitely choose my school again because they provide so many opportunities and connections all within a tight knit academic community.