Northwood University, Michigan Campus

Northwood University, Michigan Campus

Midland, MI
student ratio
total students
$21,950 | $21,950
in-state | out-of-state tuition
August 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Business Focus at Northwood University Michigan Campus

Northwood University is private, nonprofit, and accredited. Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at 2 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 Michigan campus offers bachelor's degrees and Master of Business Administration degree programs in specialized, industry-specific business majors. These include: "Accounting;" "Advertising and Marketing;" "Aftermarket Management;" "Automotive Marketing and Management;" "Computer Information Management;" "Economics;" "Entertainment, Sport, and Promotion Management;" "Entrepreneurship;" "Fashion Marketing and Management;" "Finance;" "Franchising Management;" "Health Care Management;" "Hospitality Management;" "Innovation Marketing and Management;" "Insurance Risk Management;" "International Business;" "Management;" "Management Information Systems;" "Marketing;" "Operations and Supply Chain Management;" and "Sustainability Management."

Each freshman begins satisfying business course requirements during his or her first year 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 offered for 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 knowledge and the potential for increased earnings and competitiveness.

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

The Northwood University 4 Year B.B.A./M.B.A. degree 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.

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 students realize how important involvement is to professional growth.

Timberwolves Athletics

Northwood University is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC). Its teams compete in men's and women's basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, tennis, and track and field, as well as baseball, softball and football.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Approximately 94% of Northwood University Michigan 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 Michigan campus is situated on a heavily wooded campus in Midland, Michigan. Midland is home to world-class companies and excellent cultural experiences. It is located less than 2 hours from metro Detroit and the major sporting and entertainment venues the Motor City offers. The Great Lakes Bay region is a very vibrant part of Michigan for people of all ages.

In Downtown Midland students will find dining, shopping, and a vibrant night life. Sports fans will enjoy watching the Great Lakes Loons, the Single-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, at the world-class Dow Diamond. Hockey and skating enthusiasts will enjoy exceptional public skating rinks. Canoeing and kayaking takes place on nearby rivers and lakes. A BMX track and skate park is also near campus. Festivals, concerts, theatre performances, and exhibitions take place all year. The 30-mile Rail-Trail (adjacent to campus) offers beautiful scenery along its path for jogging, biking, blading, and cross-country skiing. The Tridge, a 3-legged footbridge and nature area where the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers come together, is only a few blocks from campus. Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest are celebrated for their floral abundance.

Over the last few years Midland, MI has been recognized nationally by a number of organizations as a great place to live and learn. The United States Tennis Association named Midland, Michigan the number one tennis town in the country in. America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth recognized Midland in "100 Best Communities for Young People" award. "Business Facilities Magazine" ranked Midland, Michigan 3rd in the nation for Top 10 Alternative Energy Industry Leaders. "Forbes" ranked Midland, Michigan 4th in the country for the Best Places to Raise a Family. "Business Facilities Magazine" also ranked Midland, Michigan 3rd in the nation for Economic Growth Potential. The University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business identified Midland among the top performers at attracting and retaining entrepreneurial firms.

Location & Contact

4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640-2398

MissKeri Nieto

Director of Admission

Phone: 989-837-4342
Fax: 989-837-4490

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Banking and Financial Support Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      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.
    • Management Information Systems
      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.
  • 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.


69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,417
    • Accepted990
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled1,416
    • Female Applicants569
    • Females Accepted371
    • Female Acceptance Rate65%
    • Male Applicants848
    • Males Accepted619
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$30
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.16
  • 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 400 510
    • SAT Math 420 540
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 19 24
    • * 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
    • Room and board *$9,310
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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 Students1,416
    • Male Student Percentage63%
    • Female Student Percentage37%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.46%
    • Black or African American6.14%
    • White or Caucasian71.4%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.28%
    • Asian.49%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.49%
    • Two or more races1.98%
    • Unknown8.76%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout6.99% representing 24 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students13% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 49%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • 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 Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Senate, intramural sports/club sports, campus art, Northwood University International Auto Show (NUTAS)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty143
    • Full-time Percentage34%
    • Part-time Percentage66%
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio19:1 or 1,380 students to 71 faculty




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