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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Northland is an above-average private, Christian college located in Ashland, Wisconsin. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 594 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northland acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Biology, Natural Resources Conservation and Management, and Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. Graduating 64% of students, Northland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,500.
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

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
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1105
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,547/ 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
$24,466/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
594Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
41
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Invested in our relationship to the environment
    70%
  • Passionate about things that matter
    20%
  • Socially Awkward.
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    57%
  • Truth
    29%
  • Friendly
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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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I love Northland College because of the outdoor aspect. I love being so close to nature and the amount of people here who also love nature. Everyone here obviously cares about the environment. Also Northland is such a welcoming environment, walking to class you can always count on someone stopping to say hello!
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Northland College is small for starters, so if you hate small towns and having nothing to do, especially in the winter, this is not the college for you. This college is great for those looking to major in STEM, but for the prospective students looking into the arts and humanities...the program is lackluster. Good music and party scene here, pretty much everyone smokes something or drinks, but everyone respects eachother.
I like the professors and the students. They are very friendly and accepting. The professors won't hesitate to help you if you ask. The admissions team is super friendly and they'll remember you even after you're a student. I'm not to happy with residential life though. My room mate never showed up and I received an email that seemed to be accusing me for having a room to myself. They gave me a list and told me to find a roommate or they'd make an assignment. Isn't that their job? Other than that I've really been enjoying this school.