Northland College

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Northland College can be found in Ashland, WI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is approximately around 660 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Many of the students accepted into Northland College had an SAT score between 970 - 1240, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 21 - 27. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Northland College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. Roughly 60% of all students which applied were accepted at Northland College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 22% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northland College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Northland College was reported as 59.1% in Fall 2013 with over 1,060 applications submitted to Northland College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Northland College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Northland College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northland College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 78.5%
  • 2010-2011: 78.5%
  • 2011-2012: 72.8%
  • 2012-2013: 66.3%
  • 2013-2014: 59.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 67.1%

How Does Northland College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Northland College is six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Finlandia University58.8%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design59.0%
University of Minnesota-Rochester54.2%
Ripon College75.2%
Bethany Lutheran College74.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northland College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 27
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