Northland College is a private, liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability. We prepare students from across the United States and around the world for meaningful lives and successful careers. Founded in 1892, Northland College is located at the tip of Wisconsin, on the south shore of Lake Superior. Adjacent to the Apostle Islands and nearly a million acres of national forest, Northland has an unparalleled living laboratory and natural playground just beyond our doors.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Art & Design
  • Social Science
  • Sustainability

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you are currently in high school, apply as a First Year student. Likewise, if you have graduated from high school and have taken no college-level classes after graduating, apply as a First Year student.


If you are no longer in high school and have taken any college courses after graduating, apply as a Transfer student.

Additional Information

Scholarships & Financial Aid
All applicants (First Year and Transfer) are eligible for academic merit scholarships. If you are able to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), have your results sent to us by adding the Northland College school code (003875) to your form. Submitting your FAFSA results to us will ensure that we are providing you with the strongest financial aid offer available.


Visit us

The best way to determine if Northland College is right for you is to come for a campus visit. To sweeten the deal, if you visit by the summer of the year you plan to enroll, or by November 1 if enrolling for the winter term, you'll qualify for our $1,000/year Visit Grant!

For me, Northland was the best place to combine classroom learning with real world applications...and gifted me with so many tools to succeed in a professional environment.

Mary Sellars, Alumna, 2019
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1411 Ellis Ave
Ashland, WI 54806, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 753-1840