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Northwood University is a private institution that was founded in 1959. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,536, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 434 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $22,130 (2013-14).
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The mission of Northwood University is to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. The University emphasizes experiential learning and innovation at graduate and undergraduate levels for both traditional and non-traditional students. Through general education and focused discipline study, learners are prepared for varied management careers. Additionally, its programs emphasize: (1) the dynamics of a free enterprise society in which management and entrepreneurial skills predominate and where individuals can take risk for individual and common good and gain, (2) the aesthetic, creative, and spiritual elements of life and their relative importance to living in the fullest sense, and (3) the global, diverse, and multi-cultural nature of enterprise.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Northwood University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Northwood University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||67.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Northwood University is 21:1, and the school has 47.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northwood University include: Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Accounting; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; and International Business/Trade/Commerce. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||40%|
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Northwood University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,536, with a gender distribution of 62 percent male students and 38 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus. Northwood University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Northwood University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Northwood University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Northwood University, 81 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Northwood University.
|Students who have cars on campus||81%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Northwood University, 67.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,683.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$22,130 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,040 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data