Finlandia University

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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

[email protected]

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.

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