Northwood University, Florida Campus: Narrative Description

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2600 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-2911
Tel: (561)478-5500
Free: 800-458-8325
Admissions: (989)837-4367
Fax: (561)640-3328
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. System endowment: $58.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3292 per student. Total enrollment: 956. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 907 applied, 62% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 16% from top quarter, 44% from top half. Full-time: 827 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 129 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 40 other countries, 49% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 21% international, 6% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Placement: SAT Subject Tests required for some. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,440 includes full-time tuition ($14,625), mandatory fees ($558), and college room and board ($7257). College room only: $3696. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $304 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, International Club, Auto Show. Major annual events: Homecoming, Auto Show, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 400 college housing spaces available; 337 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Peter C. Cook Library with 25,362 books, 152 serials, 525 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $267,895. 89 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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