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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
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 Business. Graduating 64% of students, Northland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806

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
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,661/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,588/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,882/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,906/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,198/ year
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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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
594Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Invested in our relationship to the environment
    67%
  • Passionate about things that matter
    22%
  • Socially Awkward.
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    50%
  • Truth
    33%
  • Friendly
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,000/ 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'm currently a senior. College visits are the best ways to see if the college is a fit for you. Northland College was one of my top choices. They had an admitted student overnight stay. At first, I thought this college was so sweet that they're willing to pick us students up for the college visit. I live in Saint Paul, MN. Which is pretty far from Northland College. Northland College was one my top choice because they're an environmental college, which is what I'm planning to major in. However, when I went to visit, my experience wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. The host I was with was very different from me. She wasn't big into sports, and the college wasn't big into sports neither. The campus life seemed really dead, and everyone just did their own things. The student population was very small, but since it was smaller than other schools, I was hoping for everyone to come together, and do fun activities together. It turned out to be very quiet, and nonactive campus.