- 1,690 degree-seeking traditional students
- 63% men and 37% women
- 40% of the students live on campus
- 80% are from Michigan, 9% are from other U.S. states and 11% are from other countries
- 15% minority student body.
The student-faculty ratio is approximately 31-1, with a class size average of about 24 students; 90% of faculty have earned advanced degrees.
Theory and practical skills come with professionals hired from business and industry. Professors strongly believe in experiential learning and offer students opportunities to gain real life business experience through hands-on techniques like:
- Co-Ops and Practicums
- Business and Marketing Plan Development
- Computer simulations
- Guest Speakers and Field Trips
Northwood students begin their business studies on their first day of their first semester. All students who follow the academic plan for their major field of interest can graduate with a single or double major in four years or less. Northwood University offers 14 business degree programs.
The Northwood Timberwolves compete in the NCAA Division II, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Northwood offers varsity, club, and intramural sports. Athletic scholarships are determined by coaches and are based on ability. Visit GoNorthwood for more information.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Northwood University offers a variety of scholarships including:
- Academic Merit Scholarships
- Business Club Scholarships
- Private Donor Awards
- Athletic Scholarships
Over 70% of Northwood students receive some form of financial aid. Aid is available through other Northwood University grants, the State of Michigan and the federal government. For additional information, please visit financial aid and funding your education pages.
- High school students must provide an official high school transcript, ACT or SAT exam, and possess a serious interest in business management careers. There is not an application deadline. For personalized admissions information, please contact an admissions counselor or call 1.800.622.9000 or e-mail .
- Transfer students may enter Northwood at any point in their college career. Transfer students must provide an official college transcript. Students with less than an associate's degree must also provide an official high school transcript(s) and SAT/ACT results.
The Michigan campus has a vibrant environment focused around the academic, social, professional and competitive opportunities to foster personal growth.
Students take responsibility in organizing and leading the largest outdoor international auto show in North America, two Fashion Style Shows, the Stafford Dinner, Music Fest, Greek Week, Homecoming, Parent's Day, Winter Week, and many other experiential learning opportunities!
Our developing leaders are given opportunities to grow professionally through clubs including: American Advertising Federation; Business Professionals of America; Competitive Speech (Forensics); DECA; Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management Association; Fashion Group; Honorary Accounting Society; Greek Organizations; Investment Club; Hotel & Restaurant Association; Mock Trial; yearbook; the student newspaper, and many others.
Cost of Education
Visit the Tuition and Fees link to view current academic year costs.
You can begin in the Honors Program as a freshman or transfer student. Students must meet two of three conditions: 3.25+ GPA, class ranking in top 10%, and/or and ACT of 25 or SAT of 1150.
Study Abroad Programs
Students are able to participate in international opportunities that will take them to Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and more. In additional, there are numerous exchange programs and mini session offerings for interested students. More information can be found in our International Programs.
Learn More About Northwood University
Northwood University was founded in 1959 by Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer in order to teach practical career skills and business concepts, based on the principles of free-enterprise. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (800.621.7440; higherlearningcommission.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting body for Northwood's geographical area.
Northwood is a private, non-sectarian, residential, coeducational, not-for-profit university. With locations in Midland, Michigan; Cedar Hill, Texas; and West Palm Beach, Florida, students may combine studies on more than one campus.