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Finlandia University

Finlandia University is Lutheran college with 525 students located in Hancock, MI.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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Overview

Overview

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Finlandia University is in Michigan's Upper Peninsula just minutes from the southern shore of Lake Superior. Natural beauty, mining and immigrant history, a thriving arts community, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful in this region known as the Copper Country.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 525
Gender 43% Male / 57% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 89% Full Time / 11% Part Time
Geography 86% In State / 14% Out of State / 4% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 69% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 76%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 2%
International 4%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 7%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $100.00. Housing deposit due : Aug 29. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

20% of students live on-campus.

28% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

Student Publications: Lion's Roar

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries dorms wired for high speed internet connections dorms wired for access to campus-wide network wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates economically disadvantaged students services veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: finnish-american historical archive
  • Special Needs Services: comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major teacher certification visiting/exchange student program honors program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant (18%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (15%), Business Administration and Management (11%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (10%), Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other (9%), Medical/Clinical Assistant (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Associates

Any instructional program in education not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of a physical therapist, to implement physical therapy treatment care plans, train patients, conduct treatment interventions, use equipment, and observe and record patient progress. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, principles and procedures of physical therapy, basic neurology and orthopedics, physical therapy modalities, documentation skills, psychosocial aspects of health care, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, working with orthotics and prostheses, and personal and professional ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Physical Therapist Assistants
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in corrections and criminal justice not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Bailiffs
Maintain order in courts of law.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Private Detectives and Investigators
Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Job Opportunities:

Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Social and Human Service Assistants
Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
All community and social service specialists not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Sociologists
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Philip Johnson
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 38
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 44 : 55
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 21
Tenure Track Faculty 55
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 21
No Status Faculty 2

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 47/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 58.8% accepted of 872 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite17 - 22
English15 - 22
Math16 - 22
 

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Application Essay, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Class Rank, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Science 0 2
Science Lab 0 2
English 0 4
Math 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Deadlines

August

15

Regular Decision

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $18,242 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $17,567
$30K-$48K $14,765
$48K-$75K $16,803
$75K-$110K $19,198
$110K+ $20,041

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $19,980, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,980 Same as On-Campus
Fees $500 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,210 $6,000
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total (before financial aid) $29,190 $27,980

Students Receiving Aid

97% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 71% $7,290
Federal Scholarships/Grants 69% $4,950
Institutional Grants 97% $6,393
Other Federal Grants 69% $1,351
Other Loans 9% $8,373
Pell Grants 69% $3,599
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 58% $1,757
Student Loans 71% $8,360

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.finlandia.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/finlandia.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

25% of students graduated on time.

46% of students graduated in six years.

56% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Finlandia University participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Baseball Will Williams (Get recruited )
Soccer Brent Chase (Get recruited )
Ice Hockey John McCabe (Get recruited )
Basketball Terry Smith (Get recruited )
Golf Steve Nordstrom (Get recruited )
Football Tim Driscoll (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Softball Brittany Williams (Get recruited )
Soccer Nichole Tiggs (Get recruited )
Basketball Jason Keefer (Get recruited )
Volleyball Kristan Schuster (Get recruited )
Ice Hockey Danielle Syrowik (Get recruited )
Golf Chris Salani (Get recruited )

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Rankings

Washington Monthly

#52 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#157 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#188 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#199 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
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