601 Quincy Street, Hancock, Michigan 49930
877-202-5491 | www.finlandia.edu
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Hello and welcome to the Copper Country! Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan, is a baccalaureate degree-granting, co-educational learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth and service. Founded in 1896 as Suomi College, Finlandia is one of 27 U.S. colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the only private, not-for-profit institution of higher education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is the only university in North America founded by Finnish immigrants.
Finlandia University fosters intellectual challenge, open dialogue, service to others, and an entrepreneurial response to a world characterized by change. At Finlandia students from all walks of life learn essential career and life skills, make friendships that will last a lifetime, and develop lasting relationships with faculty and staff mentors.Old Main at Finlandia University
Programs of Study
Fully accredited, Finlandia awards the following degrees, each with numerous concentration options: a bachelor of arts (BA) in elementary education, rural human services, liberal studies and ACE! (Arts, Culture & the Environment); a bachelor of business administration (BBA); a bachelor of fine arts (BFA); and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). In addition, associate of applied science (AAS) degrees in criminal justice and physical Activities Day at Finlandia Universitytherapist assistant and an associate degree in General Studies (AGS) are offered.
Finlandia students enjoy small classes, caring faculty and personal attention. With a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students benefit from and enjoy the ‘intimate nature’ of the university. Finlandia’s academic calendar consists of two full semesters per year, beginning in August and January, and a nine-week session summer semester beginning in June.
Finlandia University believes that learners must engage in imaginative, entrepreneurial, knowledge-based, ‘real life’ problem-solving situations guided by experienced and caring professionals. Essential components of student learning incorporate internships, case studies, laboratory experiences, clinical and practicum experiences and corporate-generated projects. Students are actively engaged in considering the ethical use of knowledge and introduced to the technological, global and Science Lab at Finlandia Universityenvironmental aspects of fostering human well-being in the contemporary world.
Plentiful and varied cultural, recreational and community service opportunities actively engage Finlandia students year-round. Student-led organizations, inter-collegiate sports, cultural enrichment programs, and student and servant leadership activities are integral to student life at Finlandia. The university also serves as an educational and cultural resource for regional citizens and the nationwide Finnish-American community. Frequent campus enrichment programs feature local, national and international speakers, artists and performers.
Opened in 2005, Finlandia’s Portage Campus is home to the International School of Art and Design and the Lily I. Jutila Center for Global Design and Business (CGDB). The CGDB provides a collaborative environment for students, faculty, business and industry to learn and apply sustainable business practices and works to foster regional economic development. An on-site small business incubator provides a supportive environment in which to start and grow a business. CGDB services also include design and business consulting, rapid prototyping and business training classes.
NCAA Division III Athletics
Finlandia University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. Student athletic programs encourage academic success, sportsmanship and the NCAA Division III Hockey at Finlandia Universitydevelopment of athletic skills. The Finlandia Lions men’s and women’s athletic teams compete in basketball, baseball, cross country running, hockey, Nordic skiing, soccer, softball and volleyball.
Students in the International Schools of Business and Art & Design enjoy a variety of overseas educational exchange opportunities. Ten schools of higher learning in the European Union welcome Finlandia students to study and experience life abroad.
Additional University Resources
Also part of Finlandia University, and serving both the campus and the community, are the Finnish American Heritage Center which hosts numerous university and community events and houses a museum, art gallery, theater and the Finnish American Historical Archives; the Finnish American Reporter, a monthly English language journal featuring news and information of interest to Finnish Americans; the North Wind Shops. The North Wind Shops – North Wind Fine arts at Finlandia University Books, The Lions Den and North Wind Design – offer textbooks and university logo merchandise, an extensive collection of quality adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction publications, and Finnish functional design items for the home.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Applying to attend Finlandia is a snap. The admissions process is student-friendly and attractive financial aid awards are available. Complete application and admissions requirements are available on-line.
Contact Finlandia University
We would be pleased to show you our campus and talk with you further about Finlandia University. We look forward to hearing from you! For more information, contact 800-682-7604 or visit www.finlandia.edu.