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    Northwood University and DECA Partnership

    Northwood University has been an active Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) member since 1984. Northwood University entered into a more formal partnership with the organization in early 2014. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. In addition to serving on DECA’s National Advisory Board and advertising in their publications and social media, our partnership enables us to serve as an exhibitor at key events, including the International Career Development Conference. All of this brings the Northwood University brand to tens of thousands of potential students, as well as high school teachers and counselors.

    The business savvy and leadership qualities that students participating in DECA demonstrate align with students at Northwood University. As high school students look to take their business education to the next level, Northwood University is a natural fit.


    We’re about teaching business

    • DECA Scholarships

    • The Northwood Idea

    • High Expectations Lead to High Performance

    • Admissions at Northwood

    • The Cost of Private Higher Education

    DECA Scholarships

    Did you know that students participating in DECA could qualify for a $20,000 ($5,000/year)* scholarship on top of any other scholarships and grants? These scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Learn about DECA Scholarships.

    The Northwood Idea

    You know we focus on business, but what makes Northwood University unique? What programs does Northwood offer that no other school does? Why should students attend a school that focuses on a business-related curriculum‚ versus a school that offers business as one option among many? Find out the answers to these questions. Learn about the Northwood Idea.

    High Expectations Lead to High Performance

    A university education is more than the courses offered and the experiences made available. It is the architecture of those elements designed to create defined results. As a learning community, we focus our efforts on accomplishing twelve outcomes. These outcomes become shared characteristics of our graduates.

    Admissions at Northwood

    What makes a student a good fit for Northwood? What are the admissions deadlines? How do students apply? Here’s all the information you need for the application process.

    Many factors are considered in determining a student’s acceptance to Northwood University; all aspects of a student’s formal and informal education are evaluated. There are four easy steps to completing the process:

    1. Complete the Application for Admission

    2. Provide supporting documents

      • High school/college transcript(s)

      • SAT scores or TOEFL/IELTS scores for International Students

      • Once you have applied and provided the supporting documents, your application will be evaluated and you should hear from us within three weeks.

    3. Schedule a Campus Visit

    4. Complete the Northwood Financial Aid Estimator prior to December 31 and the FAFSA after January 1.

    The Cost of Private Higher Education

    We share the concerns echoed by families and students about college costs. For many students, a Northwood education is as affordable as a public university; this information will help in navigating the financial aid process.

    * figures from the 2014-15 academic year. Students must meet all eligibility requirements. Contact the Financial Aid department or an Admissions Representative for additional details.