Private 4 Year

Finlandia University

Hancock, Michigan

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Finlandia University overview
Location Hancock, Michigan
Online finlandia.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Finlandia University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Finlandia University is a private institution founded in 1896 by Finnish immigrants and located in Hancock, Michigan, in the state's Upper Peninsula. The campus offers a serene setting against the backdrop of a close-knit small town, situated on a hill overlooking the scenic Portage Lake. The university is known for its strong emphasis on liberal arts education and pre-professional studies, with notable programs in nursing, physical therapist assistant, and art and design through its International School of Art & Design. Finlandia University has a somewhat selective admissions process. It provides on-campus housing options to foster an immersive educational experience. The institution, reflecting its heritage, features Finnish-inspired architecture across its buildings. While Finlandia does not widely stand out for athletics, the university competes in a variety of sports as the Finlandia Lions within the NCAA Division III.

In the most recent statistical year 1,836 prospective students applied, and 1,436 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 127 enrolled in the school.  385 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 39 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $23,976 plus fees of $600.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 2.89

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Finlandia University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$600
Room and Board $9,386
Budget for Other Expenses$3,030
Total One Year Cost$38,492

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Finlandia University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 42%
Visual and Performing Arts 18%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Business 9%
Education 8%

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