Northwood University Cedar Hill

Overview of Northwood University Cedar Hill

Northwood University is found in Cedar Hill, TX. Cedar Hill is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at Northwood University.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in business and management.

Northwood University Selectivity

Admission to Northwood University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 540.

Student Body

Students numbered 937 in 2007-2008 at Northwood University. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Northwood University values student athletics, and belongs to the Red River Athletic Conference, Red River Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Northwood University

Northwood University
1114 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX 75104-1204
General Phone: (972) 291-1541

Northwood University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management360business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, banking, international business, MIS, marketing, fashion merchandising, vehicle parts marketing ...
Hospitality18hotel management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Law0court reporting
Medical Administration0health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement0fire services administration

Number of programs and degrees for Northwood University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree15514
Bachelor's degree25416

Northwood University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwood University had a total enrollment of 937 students (872 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 34%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 20%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%

Northwood University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %

Northwood University Room and Board (2007)

Northwood University offers campus housing for 199 of its 872 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Cedar Hill, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northwood University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410540
SAT Math430540
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT66%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Northwood University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,544
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,544
Room and board $ 7,504
Room charge $ 3,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,330
Books and supplies $ 1,482
Other expenses $ 2,520

Financial Aid:
Northwood University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 407221)

Northwood University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track159

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*1*
Associate professoracademic year4$53,4780*
Assistant professoracademic year8$47,3276$46,549
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year15$49,6849$45,296

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwood University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Baseball Red River Athletic Conference
Track Red River Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports223557

Northwood University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Court Reporting/Court Reporter


Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration

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What Sets Northwood University Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Northwood University Number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Northwood University % students on athletic fin. aid
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Northwood University % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Northwood University Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Northwood University Dorm rooms per full-time student
Minority % of student body
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%Northwood University Minority % of student body

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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