Northwood University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Northwood University Admissions Overview:

Northwood University has an acceptance rate of 67%. Those with high grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Those who want to apply will need to send in an application, which can be completed online, as well as scores from either the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts. For complete guidelines, and to start an application, check out Northwood's website.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to get in touch with the admissions office as well.

Admissions Data (2016):

Northwood University Description:

Northwood University is a private, four-year college in Midland, Michigan, with additional locations in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Cedar Hill, Texas. Across its three campuses, Northwood supports its students with an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. The university specializes in business fields, and the majority of students major in business administration. High achieving students who are interested in small, challenging, student-centered courses should check out Northwood's Honors Program.

For those looking to travel, Northwood has both study abroad and international exchange programs to many places including France, Germany, Romania, Serbia, and others. Northwood boasts over 40 student organizations, 10 fraternities and sororities, and a host of intramural sports. For intercollegiate athletics, Northwood is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

The men’s ice hockey team competes separately in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) as a member of the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference (MCHC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,545 (3,050 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female
  • 64% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,130
  • Books: $1,250 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,880
  • Other Expenses: $2,838
  • Total Cost: $39,098

Northwood University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,779
    • Loans: $7,482

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting; Automotive Marketing & Management; Business Administration; Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management; International Business; Marketing

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 19%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Hockey, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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