Finlandia University

Finlandia University is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3), HLC accredited, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Established in 1896 by Finnish immigrants as Suomi College, the school is located in the town of Hancock in Michigan’s northernmost region, the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Finlandia University is the only institution of higher learning in North America founded by Finns, a fact that’s evident throughout Finlandia’s campus.

FinnU is home to the cultural center of Finns in North America, the Finnish American Heritage Center. In addition, the university hosts a unique curriculum and library of resources focused on nordic studies, several Finnish exchange students and interns each year, and the Finnish American Reporter, a monthly newspaper celebrating Finnish American heritage.

Finlandia is the only private university in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Areas of study
Finlandia offers academic programs of study leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees in the disciplines of art and design (BFA), business (BBA), liberal studies (BA, AA, AGS), and health sciences (BSN, AAS).

Finlandia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


With attainable merit-based institutional and entrance scholarships, unique tuition initiatives aimed at easing budgetary concerns, and a financial aid team that goes above and beyond to help each student, Finlandia strives to make college affordable for all students.

After completing your free application, students will be able to work with someone from financial aid to gain a better understanding of the opportunities available to them. All amounts are in U.S. Dollars.