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Northwood University, Florida Campus

  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 37%63%
    student ratio
  • 535
    total students
  • $21,950 | $21,950
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 1
    fall application deadline
  • 51%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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    sat math
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    sat reading
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    sat writing
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    act composite


Business Focus at Northwood University Florida Campus

Northwood University is private, nonprofit, and accredited. Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at two full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in 7 states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening, and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.

Founded in 1959, Northwood University is a specialized business school known for preparing students with practical career skills and business principles based on free enterprise concepts.

Among Northwood University's distinguished alumni are US Congresswoman Candice Miller, Washington Redskins defensive end Chris Wilson, and American Basketball Association player Jerry Pettway.

Northwood University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Undergraduate Degree Program Overview

Northwood University Florida campus offers bachelor's degree programs and Master of Business Administration degree programs in specialized, industry-specific business majors. These majors include: "Accounting;" "Advertising and Marketing;" "Aftermarket Management;" "Automotive Marketing and Management;" "Economics;" "Entertainment, Sport, and Promotion Management;" "Entrepreneurship;" "Finance;" "Franchising Management;" "Hospitality Management;" "International Business;" "Management;" "Marketing;" and "Sustainability Management."

Each freshman begins satisfying his or her business course requirements during the first year that he or she spends on campus, but each student also takes core courses in the humanities, math, and English. In addition, internships and externships enhance classroom instruction.

Dual Majors Offered

A dual major is when an undergraduate student who completes 2 sets of major requirements. Northwood University will award only 1 bachelor's degree, but will list both majors at time of completion. The added benefits of a dual major include the opportunity to increase students' knowledge and the potential for increased earnings and competitiveness.

4-Year B.B.A./M.B.A. Program

The Northwood University 4 Year B.B.A./M.B.A. program is an intensive program of study for high-achieving, focused students.

Students accepted into the program that follow the program of study will be able complete their Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in 3 years and their Master of Business Administration degrees in 1 additional year. This program allows for and encourages students to participate in the Honors Program and co-curricular campus life programming like varsity athletics, Greek life, business clubs, and academic, service and social organizations while at Northwood University.

Small Classes, Experienced Faculty Members

Classes are small but challenging. A large percentage of Northwood's faculty members hold the most advanced degrees in their fields. Also on staff are professionals with career experiences and successful backgrounds in varied aspects of business and industry, who bring insight into the demands of specific careers. Classroom environments are state-of-the-art and combine a variety of educational resources.

Living, Learning, and Growing at Northwood

About 40% of Northwood University students live on campus. The R. Gary and Willa Stauffer Residence Complex houses over 430 students. Each apartment has a living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 study rooms. Normal occupancy is 2 students per room and 4 students per apartment.

The main academic facilities consist of the multi-purpose Johann M. and Arthur E. Turner Education Center and the 23,000 sq. ft. DeVos-Cook Academic Center, which houses state-of-the-art classrooms and faculty offices, the registrar's office, and the Center for Ethics in Business.

The Maureen L. and David H. Smith Student Recreation Complex offers a variety of outdoor recreational facilities and amenities including basketball, racquetball, volleyball, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. The Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center (SLC), the newest building on campus, hosts a variety of indoor facilities including a fitness center, an arena, a gymnasium, an athletic training area, a bookstore, and a café.

The campus is also home to a variety of student organizations, including Business Professionals of America, Sports and Entertainment Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Seahawks in the Community, Northwood Nights Programming Board, Class Councils, HOST Club, and many others.

EXCEL Students Have Extracurricular Advantages

Northwood students who participate in the popular EXCEL student development program receive special Student Development Transcripts of extracurricular involvement that are sent out to employers, scholarship committees, and graduate school admissions officers whenever a student requests an academic transcript. This demonstrates the student's commitment to becoming an educated and productive employee and community member. Involvement includes volunteering in the local community, helping at food banks, visiting nursing care facilities, taking in a play, enjoying the arts, or being involved and holding positions in campus organizations. The campus offers EXCEL opportunities throughout the academic year and helps our students realize how important involvement is to professional growth.

Seahawks Athletics

Northwood University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (NAIA). Its Seahawks teams compete in men's and women's basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, and track and field, as well as baseball and softball.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Approximately 87% of Northwood University Florida students receive some form of financial aid. Assistance is available through Northwood scholarships, grants, and federal assistance. Scholarships include academic merit scholarships, private donor awards, business club scholarships, and athletic scholarships. Students seeking financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Campus and Surroundings

Northwood University's Florida campus is situated on 90 suburban acres in the northwest part of West Palm Beach, the largest and most populous city in Palm Beach County. The area is home to world-class restaurants and shopping, as well as a variety of outdoor music, art, and waterfront festivals; art museums; regional theater; botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuaries; and almost 50 miles of beaches. The campus is just 60 miles north of Miami on Florida's east coast. Some of the area highlights include:

- Just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean provides for scuba diving, fishing, surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking.

- National wildlife refuge, nature centers, botanical gardens, marine life centers all nearby.

- 20,000-seat Cruzan Amphitheater (think superstar concerts) only 5 miles from campus.

- Enjoy the Palm Beach Symphony and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

- City Place in downtown West Palm Beach offers 77 acres with 78 shops and boutiques, 10 highly-rated restaurants and cafés, a 20-screen movie theatre, sparkling fountains, and lush gardens.

Location & Contact

2600 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-2911

Ms.Emily Mass

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Phone: 800-622-9000
Fax: 561-681-7901

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


51% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied880
    • Accepted449
    • Acceptance Rate51%
    • Enrolled535
    • Female Applicants385
    • Females Accepted182
    • Female Acceptance Rate47%
    • Male Applicants495
    • Males Accepted267
    • Male Acceptance Rate53%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.15
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen August 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 390 500
    • SAT Math 430 520
    • SAT Writing 390 480
    • ACT Composite 17 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$21,950
    • Out-of-state tuition *$21,950
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,182.00
    • Room and board *$10,344.00
    • Room only *$5,340.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students535
    • Male Student Percentage63%
    • Female Student Percentage37%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.04%
    • Black or African American10.09%
    • White or Caucasian23.36%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.56%
    • Asian.37%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races.75%
    • Unknown23.93%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students30% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 38%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, International Club, Auto Show
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball No Yes Yes
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Volleyball No Yes Yes


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty56
    • Full-time Percentage27%
    • Part-time Percentage73%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 520 students to 29 faculty




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