Finlandia University

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Finlandia University can be found in Hancock, MI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Finlandia University has only around 410 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

Most of the students accepted into Finlandia University had an SAT score in the range of 920 - 1090, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 16 - 23. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Finlandia University average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 3.18 for accepted students. 72% of all those who apply are granted admission to Finlandia University, from which 9% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Finlandia University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Finlandia University was reported as 71.9% in Fall 2020 with over 1,700 college applications submitted to this school. 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: 16 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Finlandia University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Finlandia University 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Finlandia University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 46.1%
  • 2017-2018: 35.6%
  • 2018-2019: 32.0%
  • 2019-2020: 71.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 46.8%

How Does Finlandia University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Finlandia University is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northland College66.5%
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family50.9%
Ripon College69.5%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design58.5%
Maranatha Baptist Bible College76.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Finlandia University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 550
Math460 - 540
Total Score920 - 1090
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 19
Math16 - 23
Composite Score16 - 23
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