About Northwood University

Founded in 1959, Northwood University. is a Private college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,050 full time undergraduate students, and 495 full time graduate students.

The Northwood University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 55 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Northwood University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate66%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range880-1110
ACT Range20-24

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 30% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Northwood University.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
30%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
22%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
40%
“It”s not really our thing”
40%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
20%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
60%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
60%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
30%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
30%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
22%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
40%
“It”s not really our thing”
40%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
20%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
60%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
60%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
30%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Northwood University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    41 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    34 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    45 Students rated campus food 2.5 stars. 2 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    49 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    49 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    48 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    49 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    48 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Northwood University?

13 Students rated Northwood University

Jessica - 07/26/2020

The class sizes are small, and allows students to get to know the professor and classmates. The small class sizes make it easier to get help from the professors as needed. They have many ways of communicating, and will go out of their way to help a student that needs help. The professors at Northwood University are dedicated to helping students learn and succeed in school. The comradery among the students and staff is amazing! I am a non-traditional, 28 year old college student that takes classes online through the Adult Degree Program and attends class on campus. I have never felt so welcome and a part of the Northwood University culture! It is amazing! They are very involved in sports, arts, politics, and student life, and are even more involved in volunteering and helping those that need it in the community and beyond. This campus has so much to offer to students! The housing options, the food, and facilities are great. Northwood University is in Midland; a community that has a lot to offer to students and is not far from other major cities such at Bay City and Saginaw and outdoor recreation up north or even along the bay. I had a good start at Delta College, and made the best life decision ever transferring to Northwood University. I hope potential high school and college students really consider Northwood University for the pursuit of their college degree!

Cassidy

It is a great school! If you love small classrooms, being very active with professors, and a great education, then this is the school for you!

Colin

Northwood offers specialized Majors that you begin studying on day one. The class sizes are smaller and more attentive than your average University classroom. The campus store is always being update with the latest fashions as well as books/textbooks. The food on campus is always being rotated and is themed with different locations throughout the world. Northwood is perfect for all business students looking for smaller class sizes and a more social atmosphere.

Jordan

Not the best. I have good friends who make my time enjoyable. The administration, especially the deans, don't listen to students very much and all the school cares about is the money at the end of the day. Some teachers are great, maybe 1-2 a semester. The others either don't know how to teach, or are so foreign you can't understand anything they say. You buy you're degree here, so don't expect to be an expert in your field when you leave here. If you're not going here for automotive, go somewhere else!

Northwood University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Northwood University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Northwood University is 66%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Search and apply everywhere. talk to current and former students if possible. the college experience is what you make of it.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to this school I wish I had known that they had great individuals who were willing to sit down with me and help me plan my entire school schedule. Not only did they create this schedule, but they went through past courses I had taken, told me what I needed to take and what I didn't. They were more than willing to help me and answer any questions that I had, they were a wonderful help and just what I needed to plan my college education!

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates inherently possessed the character, skills, and drive to be competitive leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs in our ever-changing global economy.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Northwood University is the class are small, professors know who you are. Northwood is very big about exploring opportunities, to network and to build great friendship that will last beyond your college years. Student life is big. Northwood's bachelor degree curriculums evolve with the changing business climate. Northwood has many events and many speakers that not only helps you grow as a person but as a leader during your college years and beyond. The staff and professors are committed to making sure a students know and has the right tools so the student can succeed.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How the classes are geared for my career and im not stuck in alot of boring classes.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Northwood is a good school, to attend it will better your future ad education.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Northwood University is known for educating future leaders in our dynamic global society.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Northwood University is the mentality of some students. I find it annoying when they complain about the homework and what is expected of them as students, even when it is simple things that is assigned or expected of them.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you're undecided as to whether or not your interested in business, this school does not allow you a lot of opportunit y outside of business fields as it is a Business School.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students who are serious about their , careers , students who perfer small classes, should attend Northwood University. Also students who are very involved in community work and volunteer work. Leaders should attend Northwood, people who want to see the change in the world. Students who like to travel should attend Northwood. There are study aboard program, you can learn a infinite amount of culture in these countries, creates new memories, and explore new places . Northwood is a great school for anyone who wants to be successful, anyone who is committed and a dedicate student , and students who like to have fun.

    Read all  6 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The tuition at Northwood is a expensive but feel it is necessary for my education.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    You start off in business courses your first day on campus. You are emersed in your major from the get go so there is no wasted time on not knowing if you're interested in your major.

    Read all  5 answers

Student Body

Students

43%

female

57%

male

3,050

Total Undergrad Enrollment

495

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

35

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

23%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
60%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Northwood University receive some sort of financial aid. 30% were awarded federal grants. While 87% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$25,130

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,250

Books and Supplies

$9,880

Room and Board

36,260

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,364
$30 - $48K
$20,084
$48 - $75K
$21,836
$75 - $110K
$24,189
$110K & UP
$24,850

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