Lakeland University

Location Sheboygan
Established 1862
Famous For Liberal Arts Institution


Lakeland University is a private liberal arts institution with its main campus in Plymouth, Wisconsin. It has seven evening, weekend and online educational centres throughout the state of Wisconsin and a four-year international campus in Tokyo, Japan. The university was founded in 1862 as Mission House College and was later renamed Lakeland College in 1956 before finally becoming Lakeland University in 2021. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields, including education, psychology, computer science, and criminal justice, among others. 

The university is known for its cooperative education program enabling students to gain hands-on experience through internships and work placements during the course of their programs. Lakeland University offers over 30 majors, which include the newest academic programs that lead to a Bachelor’s degree in Food Safety and Quality, Management Information Systems, and Graphic Design.

Services for International Students

Over 2,200 students take up educational degrees at the university and are guided by the Division for Student Affairs. The department provides various developmental services and activities that support the academic, residential and personal success of students. The Career Readiness and Professional Development department helps students in finding meaningful placements during and after their university years.


  • 122-167th in the Regional Universities Midwest category of US News National Universities Rankings
  • 19th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category by the US News National Universities Rankings


Students at Lakeland University get the option to live on campus with different layouts and roommate combinations. The housing is available through residence halls and apartment-style suites, which have all the amenities that students need during their time at the university.

About Location

The city of Plymouth is situated in Sheboygan County in Wisconsin and is a great place for students. The small city provides a safe and welcoming environment for students, who can enjoy the vibrant downtown area as it has various shops, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues. The cost of living is also low compared to other major cities in the US. When the students wish to take a refreshing break from their studies, they can go for outdoor activities that include biking, hiking, and fishing.

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