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Ready to Explore Northland?

You’re embarking on a great adventure. Choosing a college is as much about finding a major as it is about landing in a community where you fit and thrive.

Northland College has so much to offer beyond our environmentally-focused programming. You’ll discover a wild and beautiful campus, access to Lake Superior and national forest land, and a welcoming community where everyone matters.

At Northland, our professors and staff help you discover your strengths and passions and put you on a path toward academic success. With personalized advising, career counseling, and mentoring, we help you find a field that is right for you.

Submit the form to tell us a bit more about yourself and find out what makes life at Northland so extraordinary.


The Northland Difference

  • High Demand Majors

    Choose from 40+ academic programs in growing fields like: business administration, climate science, outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, and sociology and social justice. We help you create an undergraduate experience that is unique to you.

  • Environmental Focus

    Northland’s sustainably-focused curriculum is ranked first in the nation. We teach by providing immersive, real-world experiences that apply to your area of study.

  • Tight-knit Community

    600 total students means small class sizes, which allows for personal attention from professors and real engagement with your fellow students.

Why Northland?

Experiential Learning

An education at Northland involves more than just sitting in lecture halls. We combine classroom learning with immersive field studies and opportunities within the community to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Our career-focused curriculum will provide you with the tools and confidence to succeed in anything you do.

Access to Financial Aid

Think all private colleges are expensive? Think again. With 99% of all Northland College students receiving some form of financial aid, you can receive a private school education at a public school price.

Proven Outcomes

A degree from Northland is your pathway to opportunity. Our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows our professors to personally invest in your success, and the results of this approach speak for themselves. 93.5% of our recent graduates are employed or in graduate school.

Full-Spectrum Sustainability

At Northland, we live our sustainability mission every day. Going green is a part of everything we do as an institution and everything you’ll do as a student—from how you’ll live, to what you’ll learn, and ways you can contribute.

Live & Learn in a Natural World

Our location in Ashland, Wisconsin, a small, safe community of just over 8,000 tucked along the south shore of Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and over a million acres of national forest, creates truly unique educational and recreational experiences.

Work with the Best & Brightest

Our faculty are passionate about learning—and not just student learning. They are dedicated learners and scholars, and that shines through in the classroom and in the field. And they’re more than just teachers. They are mentors who often establish life-long relationships with students.

Ready to take the next step?

Get in touch to learn more and start planning your journey at Northland College.