Finlandia University

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School Overview

Finlandia University is a higher education institution located in Hancock, Michigan, U.S.A, just 2 hours west of the city of Marquette, and 4 hours north of Green Bay. It is the only privately owned and operated university in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The university was founded as The Suomi College and Theological Seminary in 1896 and is an affiliate institution of the Evangelical Luthern Church in America, a Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Finlandia offers Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees that fosus on various career fields, disciplines and specialities. Specific areas of study include, but are not limited to, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Digital Art, Illustration, Business, Accounting, Management, Sports Management, Education, Economics, Religion and Philosophy, Science, Criminal Justice, International Studies and International Business.

Finlandia is one of the few schools in the area to have an international school of business. Through its International School of Business and Art & Design College, the university offers students the opportunity to participate in a unique and exciting study abroad program where they can experience life in an overseas country.


Althetics at Finlandia University are big part of student life and an integral component of the university’s culture. Finlandia offers 12 varsity sports. Men’s and women’s sports include baseball, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, golf, and cross country running. Finlandia is a member of the NCAA Division III, the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Assocation, and the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Through the men’s soccer program, Finlandia also belongs to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).

General Information

Admission Office

601 Quincy Street

Hancock, MI 49930-1882

(906) 487-7274

(877) 202-5491

Fax: (906) 487-7383

Contact: Martin Kinard

Director of Admissions
Main Address

601 Quincy Street

Hancock, MI 49930

(906) 487-7274

Total undergrads: 521

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 115

Degree-seeking undergrads: 507


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 89%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 63%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drawing B
Fashion Design B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Interior Design B
Painting B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
International Business B
Marketing Management B


Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Finlandia University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (906) 482-5300
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 601 Quincy St, Hancock, MI 49930-1832
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 414
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 304 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $23,308
Out-of-state Tuition: $23,308
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,508

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Finlandia University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Finlandia University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 33
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 621

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Finlandia University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $23,308
Out-of-state $23,308
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 108 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 108 100% $13,508
Student loan aid 95 88% $5,343

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 402 88% $14,119
Federal student loans 384 84% $7,458

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Finlandia University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Finlandia University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,696 1,207 489
Percent admitted 100% 70% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 7% 6% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Finlandia University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 414
Undergraduate enrollment 414
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Finlandia University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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