794 Students (2010 fall semester figures); 46% men, 54% women; 29% Caucasian, 35% African American, 25% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 1% American Indian/Alaskan, 6% International.
The student-faculty ratio is approximately 20:1 with an average class size of approximately 18. Ninety percent of faculty have earned advanced degrees.
Theory and practice 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 University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities (800.621.7440).
Private, nonsectarian, residential, coeducational, not-for-profit.
Established in 1959 by Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer to teach practical career skills and business principles based on the free enterprise concept. The Cedar Hill campus opened in 1966.
Fully equipped computer labs include laser printers, scanning capability, individual students e-mail addresses, and Internet connectivity including many wi-fi locations on campus. Software includes the most used programs in the business world including Microsoft Office.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Northwood University offers a variety of scholarships including:
- Academic Merit Scholarships
- Business Club Scholarships
- Private Donor Awards
- Athletic Scholarships
Over 85% of Northwood students receive some form of financial aid. Aid is available through other Northwood University grants and the federal government. For additional information, please visit financial aid and funding your education pages.
Visit the tuition and fees link to view current academic year costs.
The following items are required to complete the admissions process:
- Application for Admission.
- Official high school transcript (required for freshmen applicants and applicants with less than 24 transferrable college credit hours).
- Official ACT or SAT exam scores (freshman applicants only).
- All official college or university transcripts (required for students with college credit hours).
Students may enter Northwood at any point in their college career and transfer the maximum number of credit hours applicable to their program. Transfer students are those who have earned 24 hours of college credit or more. Any student who has 23 hours or less of college credit will be considered for freshman admission. A significant number of transfer scholarships are available for students who have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA when transferring to Northwood University.
Northwood University is a founding member of the Red River Athletic Conference in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I, and competes in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country and track, women's softball, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's soccer. Additionally, Northwood students can participate in intramural competition in volleyball, softball, basketball, and flag football. The college's outdoor recreation area, tennis court, playing fields, and wooded jogging trails are popular recreational venues. Check out our Athletics web site at gonorthwood.com.
Admission to the Honors Program from high school requires one of the following three conditions:
- 3.25 or better high school GPA with a minimum 25 ACT or 1150 SAT
- 3.5 or better high school GPA with a minimum 24 ACT or 1110 SAT
- 3.5 or better high school GPA and be in the top 10% of high school class
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.