Northland College: Narrative Description

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1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI 54806-3925
Tel: (715)682-1699
Free: 800-753-1040
Admissions: (715)682-1224
Fax: (715)682-1258
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 130-acre small town campus. Endowment: $16.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5533 per student. Total enrollment: 717. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 670 applied, 77% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 649 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 68 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 7 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 12% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; biological/life sciences; natural resources/environmental science. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the May Term Consortium, Allegheny College, Beloit College, Ecoleaglue. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $25,325 includes full-time tuition ($19,135), mandatory fees ($580), and college room and board ($5610). College room only: $2270. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $330 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 36 open to all; local sororities; 80% of eligible men and 80% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, Northland College Student Association, Native American Student Association, Northland Greens, 'N' Club. Major annual events: Book Across the Bay, Snow Fest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 580 college housing spaces available; 436 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Dexter Library with 75,000 books, 260 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $250,842. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Ashland (population 9,615) is located on Lake Superior near the Chequamegon National Forest.

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