Northwood University, Texas Campus: Narrative Description

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1114 West FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104-1204
Tel: (972)291-1541; 800-927-9663; Admissions: (989)837-4367; Fax: (972)291-3824; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, specialized, coed. Administratively affiliated with Northwood University (MI). Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 360-acre small town campus with easy access to Dallas. System endowment: $54.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2778 per student. Total enrollment: 1,117. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 864 applied, 59% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 1 class president, 6 student government officers. Full-time: 874 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 243 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 8 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 4% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 61% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; parks and recreation; communications/communication technologies. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, 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 at North-wood University (MI), Northwood University, Florida Campus. 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 I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,905 includes full-time tuition ($13,485), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($5910). College room only: $3120. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location. Part-time tuition: $281 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 17 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 35% of eligible men and 35% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Association of Entertainment and Sports Management, In-Line Hockey Club, Alpha Nu Omega, Alpha Omega, Delta Epsilon Chi. Major annual events: Haunted Forest, International Fest, Sanity Inn. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 260 college housing spaces available; 175 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hach Library with 9,793 books, 161 serials, 350 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $210,026. 30 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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