Northland College

1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI
Christian college


Northland College is a private liberal arts college with a focus on the environment and social justice. We’re a tight-knit community with about 600 students (average class size is 15) whose majors range from Natural Resources to Graphic Design to Sustainable Community Development to Outdoor Education. Our unique location on the shores of Lake Superior (the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area!) and within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest offers not only a lot of outdoor space to play in but the chance to study and take classes outside as well! Are you a passionate world-changer? Apply today! :) As of 2022-2023, Northland awards all applicants a scholarship starting at $22,000/year and you will likely qualify for more! Check out our website at and TikTok at

Questions and Answers about Northland College

Arianna P.
1 year ago
Do you have to be religious to be accepted into Northland?
Northland College
No you do not! Northland is not a religious school. Everyone is welcome regardless of faith!
Addison D.
1 year ago
How does Northland College reduce emissions and pollution on campus?
Northland College
Great question! We have several solar panels, a windmill, solar water heaters, and geothermal energy for heating and cooling. We also are avid composters of food waste and grow a lot of food in our gardens on campus. We have a free bike shop and a free thrift store on campus for students to utilize for bike rentals and re-using clothes & dorm supplies! We have divested from fossil fuels, utilize sustainable building methods for on campus buildings, and have many classes on environmentalism and sustainability!
Addison D.
1 year ago
What clubs and sports does Northland College offer that would be helpful to natural resource majors?
Northland College
We have a wildlife society club, a forestry club, bird club, wildland firefighting crew, eco-reps, student government, pre-med club, and more! If you like being outside in general, then our ski club, sailing club, and climbing club are great options as well :)
Addison D.
1 year ago
How is Northland College updating the curriculum to help students better prepare for the demand in the workforce?
Northland College
Northland professors value hands-on learning, so students are getting the chance to spend a lot of time in the outdoors (especially for natural resources majors!) doing field work, internships, and jobs in their field to help network and build the skills students need for the workforce. A liberal arts curriculum is also great because students take classes in a wide variety of subjects to help them view the world in a holistic & nuanced way so they are prepared for the ever-changing workforce and life outside of college! :)
Cierra S.
1 year ago
What vegan options are available for attending students?
Northland College
Great question! We have a great local food system up here in the Northwoods, so tons of farmers are delivering fresh locally grown fruits & veggies to make vegan meals in the cafeteria! We also have meatless mondays in the cafeteria where all of dishes are completely vegetarian and vegan! There are plenty of nut milks, vegan ice cream, fruits & veggies, etc to get on-campus and there is a great co-op in town to get groceries for cooking in your dorm! We have a lot of plant based students here :)

Majors offered at Northland College

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Biology, General
Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Academics at Northland College

Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Somewhat Selective (51% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Northland College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Product Manager, Software70k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)62k
Program Director, Healthcare61k
Mental Health Therapist49k
Operations Manager42k
Program Director, Non-Profit40k
Office Assistant32k
Based on 259 student responses
39.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
71.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
67%in High-Meaning careers
28%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Northland College

Northland College financial aid

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