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Finlandia University Michigan

By Michael Mize Russell

Campus Development

First building of the college was set up in 1898 but requirements outgrew the building. Nikander Hall was constructed in the year 1939. Today the campus consists of Nikander Hall, Mannerheim Hall, Finlandia Hall, Paavo Nurmi Center for Physical Education, Wargelin Hall, Kivi House, Hoover Center and the Finnish American heritage Center and the Chapel of St. Matthew and Jutila Center.

Brief History

Founded in 1896 as Suomi College by J. K. Nikander, the university is affiliated to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. By 1920 the college became a liberal arts college. On July 1 st 2000, the college was renamed as the Finlandia University. Since its inception the university has been one of the universities of Lutheran Church and became affiliated to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in the year 1988.


University of Finlandia is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1996, the university migrated from two year to four year course structure. With diversified student strength the university has around 500 students from ten States and three countries. 7% of the students come from minority groups while 6% are internationals.

Programs Offered

Distance learning, ROTC, and study abroad are some of the special learning opportunities offered by the university. International School of Art & Designs offers Bachelor of Fine Arts with several concentrations; the International School of Business offers Bachelor of Business Administration degree including online degree and Suomi College Offers various elementary education and other allied vocational programs. College of Health Sciences offers nursing courses.


No open admission is offered by the university. In fact all the criteria including transcripts, GPA, rank, and records are required for admission to the university. For details one can log on to the admission and requirement page of the website.

Financial Aids

Federal grants, state grants, institutional grants, scholarships, and student’s loans are the basic types of financial aid available in the university. One can log on to the financial aid page of their website for the details.
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