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Finlandia University

601 Quincy St, Hancock, MI

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Finlandia University, located in Hancock, Michigan, was founded by pastor J.K. Nikander in 1896 as Suomi College. The college was formed to serve the growing Finnish community and to assist in the preservation of Finnish culture and the training of Finnish Evangelical Lutheran ministers. In 1920 the school became a liberal arts college, offering a larger number of programs and degrees. In 1958 the seminary separated from the college. The school officially changed its name to the current in 2000 to reflect its transition from a two year to four year institution. The school is affiliated Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Academics

Finlandia offers associate and bachelor degree programs through its two schools and two colleges. The schools programs are founded in a liberal arts foundation in order to provide students with a comprehensive education and skill set. Programs are broken down into business, art and design, health science and arts and sciences. The various programs will prepare individuals academically and professionally.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Finlandia University may apply online. Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with some programs having a specific admissions deadline. Students are reviewed on a case by case basis, with students having a GPS lower than 2.0 having the possibility for admission but under academic probation. Financial aid is available through loans, grants and scholarships. Students interested in receiving financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional information and assistance is available through the financial aid office.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Finlandia University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Finlandia University has a total student population of about 540, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $24,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $720 to $860 per unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$7,643
Receiving Student Loans82%$7,968
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Finlandia University may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Finlandia University is around 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years25%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2007)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2007)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Finlandia University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Division Iii Independents)
  • Basketball (Division Iii Independents)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Finlandia University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Finlandia University for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
45.95%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
94%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
11:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$10,815