Northland College

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Northland College is founded in 1892 as North Wisconsin Academy and re-established as Northland College in 1906. Northland is a private undergraduate liberal arts college that was originally affiliated with the Congregational churches, denominations within the Protestant Christian religion that run autonomously of one another yet maintain a common faith. Today the college still maintains relationships with the United Church of Christ, a modern day version of the Congregational churches.

Total annual enrollment at Northland is roughly 600 students and the college has a staff of about 160 (composed of about 60 faculty and 100 staff). Northland College is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities to award bachelor’s degrees. The college has close ties to several Native American communities in neighboring cities and offers courses in Native American language, history and culture.

General Information

Admission Office

1411 Ellis Avenue

Ashland, WI 54806

(715) 682-1224

(800) 753-1840

Fax: (715) 682-1258

[email protected]

Contact: Susan Greenwald

Director of Admission
Main Address

1411 Ellis Avenue

Ashland, WI 54806

(715) 682-1699

Total undergrads: 669

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 133

Degree-seeking undergrads: 624


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music History/Literature B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Aquatic Biology/Limnology B
Biology B
Conservation Biology B
Ecology B
Environmental Biology B
Fisheries biology B
Wildlife Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Management Science B
Management and leadership B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Recreational Therapy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Humanity and nature studies B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B
History of ideas B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B
Natural resources B
Sustainable community development B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Fishing/Fisheries B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Outdoor education B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Environmental chemistry B
Environmental geosciences B
Geology B
HydrologyWater Resources B
Meteorology B
Physical Sciences – General B


Ecopsychology B
Environmental Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B
Public Administration B
Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B
Social justice B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies 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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