More than 150 years ago, German immigrants cut trees, cleared the land and built the first buildings on Lakeland’s campus. There was no electricity, no running water and no football team - just total dedication to higher-level education. The commitment and spirit of these persistent people live on at Lakeland in a vital and growing campus of academic excellence and in an electric spirit that drives programs to higher and higher levels.
Today, Lakeland College is a bachelor's and master’s degree-granting liberal arts institution related to the United Church of Christ with nearly 3,500 students (900 traditional undergraduate students and 2,600 evening, weekend and online students) from 24 countries, 10 on-campus residence halls and more than 30 majors, including our newest academic programs: aviation, communication and nursing.
In addition we have evening, weekend and online centers in Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin Rapids, Chippewa Valley, Fox Cities, Green Bay and a two-year international campus in Tokyo, Japan.
Our commitment to education goes far beyond the classroom, as we offer our students the opportunity to make a difference and help others. Lakeland students lead the call for a cleaner environment, smarter recycling, providing shelter and food for the poor and the fight against cancer and other diseases. Community service is part of the DNA of Lakeland students.
Our student-athletes are a force to be reckoned with, as our men’s and women’s teams and individuals compete in NCAA Division III baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
Do you have what it takes to be a Muskie?
The best way to really find out is to visit the main Lakeland College campus or a center near you. Choose a Preview Day date and register for special sessions with other high school students. Or choose another day that works better for you, and we’ll set up a schedule that includes the things you would most like to see and do. You can contact Lakeland Admissions at 800-242-3347.
Then you can see what it means to be a big fish!