Northwood University: Narrative Description

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4000 Whiting Dr.
Midland, MI 48640-2398
Tel: (989)837-4200
Free: 800-457-7878
Admissions: (989)837-4367
Fax: (989)837-4490
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 434-acre small town campus. System endowment: $58.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4029 per student. Total enrollment: 3,748. Faculty: 84 (51 full-time, 33 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 31:1. 1,380 applied, 85% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 57% from top half. Full-time: 2,435 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 997 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 29 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 1% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; communications/communication technologies. 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, co-op programs and 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: $21,879 includes full-time tuition ($14,625), mandatory fees ($558), and college room and board ($6696). College room only: $3405. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $304 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, intramural sports/club sports, campus art, Northwood University International Auto Show (NUTAS). Major annual events: Auto Show/Homecoming, Values Emphasis Week, Basketball Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 812 college housing spaces available; 699 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Strosacker Library with 41,275 books, 47,090 microform titles, 335 serials, 59 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $717,383. 215 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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