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Northwood University

4000 Whiting Drive, Midland, United States
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  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    7
  • Previously Enrolled
    46

Overview of Northwood University (NU)

About this school

Northwood U, founded in 1959, is a private, multipurpose university including business- and industry-oriented curricula. Its 434-acre campus is located in Midland, 55 miles north of Flint.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,442
    • Men:918 (63.7%)
    • Women:524 (36.3%)

Location

Admission Information (NU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northwood University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4000 Whiting Drive
City, State, Zip
Midland, MI  48640-2398
Phone
(989) 837-4273
Fax
(989) 837-4490
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 2,265 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 911 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 1,354 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
490 (30%) of 1,636 admitted students enrolled
Women
177 (28%) of 627 admitted students enrolled
Men
313 (31%) of 1,009 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.23
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,080 (62.9252521353086%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,170 (24.537952999083146%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,230 (2.9677170293876367%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,966 (9.569077836220625%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northwood University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 004072
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
226 (85.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
189 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
189 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (28.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$20,656
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 141 (74.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,996
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 149 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,415
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 94 (49.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
37 (14.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,527

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
950 (74.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
831 (87.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
830 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
178 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$18,932
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 678 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,001
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 721 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,788
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 341 (41.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
241 (18.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,541

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,992
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,531

Academics & Instruction (NU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


47

Part-Time Faculty


108

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


14%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
29,958

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
215
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northwood University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.0%

Programs & Majors (NU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (13)


  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Computer and information sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Business Administration and Management--General

    Campus Life (NU)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    42,181

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    434 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Weather


    Temperature
    14.2 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
    Rain
    134 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    135 mile(s) from campus in Detroit
    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Midland
    Nearest Train Station
    -

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    39% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    61%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division II
    Mascot
    Timberwolf Woodrow T. Wolf'
    School Colors
    Columbia blue and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Northwood University offers drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student senate, intramural sports/club sports, campus art, northwood university international auto show (nutas)

    Sororities


    14% of women participate

    Fraternities


    8% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,394

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,442
    Women
    524
    Men
    918

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.5% Asian
    • 5.9% Black/African-American
    • 3.2% Hispanic/Latino
    • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 78.2% White
    • 9.7% Unknown

    International Students


    7.2% from 22 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    485

    Student Resources (NU)

    Study resources