Northwood University

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4000 Whiting Drive

Midland, MI 48640

Phone: (989) 837-4200
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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).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1959
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $29,977,033


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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 40%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 19%
Business Administration and Management, General 14%
Accounting 13%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 9%
International Business/Trade/Commerce 8%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 1,787
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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

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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.

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Tuition and fees $22,130 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,040 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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