Northwood University

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School Overview

Northwood University (sometimes referred as NU) is a privately owned and operated university with three residential campuses. Its first campus was established in Midland Michigan in 1961. In 1966, NU launched its second campus in Cedar Hill, Texas and in 1984 it opened its third campus in West Palm Beach, Florida. NU also operates four joint international education programs. Since it opened its doors in 1961, the university has graduated over 33,000 students.

NU awards undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees in several business disciplines including Accounting, Marketing, Management, Information Management, Sports Management, Economics, International Business, Finance, Fashion Management, Entrepreneurship, and Operations & Supply Chain Management, to name just a few. NU also offers a non-degree adult education program with concentrations in General Management, Health Care Management, Marketing Management and Management Information Systems (MIS).

General Information

Admission Office

4000 Whiting Drive

Midland, MI 48640

(989) 837-4273

(800) 457-7878

Fax: (989) 837-4490

Contact: Daniel Toland

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

4000 Whiting Drive

Midland, MI 48640-2398

(989) 837-4200

Total undergrads: 1,950

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 441

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,946

Graduate enrollment: 319


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B
Pre-architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry A
Design/Visual Communications B
Digital art B
Digital cinema B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Furntiture design B
Graphic Design B
Human centered design B
Illustration B
Industrial Design A,B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Woodworking B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Botany B
Ecology B
Forensic biochemistry B
Microbiology B
Physiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Finance B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Entertainment/sports promotion B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A
Lineworker C


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Earth science teacher education B
Economics teacher education B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Political science teacher education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Pre-engineering B

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Computer Engineering C
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Electromechanical Technologies A
GIS technology C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B
Plastics C

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Institutional Food Production A

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Community Health Services B
Cytogenetics Technology B
Cytotechnology B
Histologic Technician A
Histologic Technology B
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical C
Pre-chiropractic B
Pre-optometry B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A
Speech-Language Pathology B
Surgical Technology A,C


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A
Plastic injection technology C

vMulti/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetic Services C
Cosmetology C

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry, ACS Certified B
Geology B
Physics B

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A


Developmental/Child Psychology B
Experimental Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B
Law Enforcement Administration A
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences

Cartography B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northwood University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 622-9000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 4000 Whiting Dr, Midland, MI 48640-2398
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,934
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 55%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,004 (34% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $28,080
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,080
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,673

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northwood University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northwood University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4173
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Grand total 4243

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northwood University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $28,080
Out-of-state $28,080
Books and supplies $1,240

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $37,080
Out-of-state $37,080

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 256 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 249 96% $20,673
Student loan aid 224 86% $7,555

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,810 64% $12,000
Federal student loans 1,776 63% $9,623

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northwood University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northwood University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,099 722 377
Percent admitted 100% 80% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 27% 30% 23%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northwood University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,934
Undergraduate enrollment 2,623
Graduate enrollment 311

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northwood University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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