Northwood University Midland

Northwood University Midland

Northwood University Midland, also known as NU, is a private university located in Midland, Michigan, United States. It was established in 1959 by Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 90 acres. The university operates multiple campuses in Cedar Hill, Texas, Midland, Michigan, and West Palm Beach, Florida. NU boasts of an enrollment of more than 5,000 students every year. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

The campuses of NU have separate athletic departments which fields several men's and women's sports teams. The sports teams of Florida campus are nicknamed the Seahawks and they compete in the Florida Sun Conference. The sports teams of Michigan campus are nicknamed the Timberwolves and they are members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The sports teams of Texas campus are known as the Knights and they are members of the Red River Athletic Conference.

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Northwood University
4000 Whiting Dr
Midland , MI 48640-2398
General Phone: (989) 837-4200

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Northwood University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,405business management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, banking, international business, MIS, marketing, fashion merchandising, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy91sports and fitness management
Hospitality34hotel management
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Medical Administration6health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement1fire services administration

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree43315
Bachelor's degree1,08816
Master's degree1031

Northwood University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwood University had a total enrollment of 4,095 students (3,464 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 62%
Women 38%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 12%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 14%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)2%
New York1%

Northwood University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Northwood University Room and Board (2007)

Northwood University offers campus housing for 826 of its 3,464 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Midland, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan 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 Verbal420520
SAT Math460560
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1923

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 SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
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 $ 7,548
Room charge $ 3,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,648
Books and supplies $ 1,482
Other expenses $ 2,115

Financial Aid:
Northwood University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 407200)

Northwood University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3719

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$73,9564$64,774
Associate professoracademic year17$63,7298$59,152
Assistant professoracademic year12$51,3847$41,325
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year37$61,93819$53,767

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

Northwood University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports226183

Northwood University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
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


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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Top 14%Northwood University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% students 40 years or older
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