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Northwood University

A university education encompasses learning through courses and co-curricular experiences which allow our graduates to achieve Common Degree Outcomes. Our learning community promotes the achievement of six outcomes which become competencies our graduates share.


  • On March 23, 1959, two young men with an idea, a goal, and a pragmatic philosophy to encompass it all, broke away from their careers in a traditional college structure to create a new concept in education.
  • Their visionary idea became a reality when Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer enrolled 100 students at Northwood Institute. 


  • Bringing the lessons of the American free-enterprise society into the college classroom.
  • We view a Northwood University education as an investment in your future. Any person who devotes time to a Northwood education gives up the opportunity to devote that time to all the other pursuits he or she might engage in during that time.


  • The Career Services Center can assist you with career exploration, confident and professional self-marketing, LinkedIn networking, developing successful job search techniques, interview preparation and our Northwood University Career Resources.
  • We provide many career-related activities and events, including our Career Fairs, Business Etiquette Dinner program, on-campus interviews, employer information sessions and professional workshops.

Housing services

  • Northwood’s traditional, dorm room-style residence halls are available for all students. Incoming first-year students will live in Dubois or Miner Hall.
  • Designated for students beyond their first year at Northwood University
  • Accommodates up to 168 students
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free laundry facilities (provide your own soap/pods and dryer sheets)
  • Adjacent to the Student Union and Student Leadership Center

Medical services

  • Northwood University’s on-campus Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on regular class days during the fall and spring semesters.
  • The Counseling Center provides free, confidential services for both mental health and personal growth/support.
  • Comprised of University Employees who interact with students in a variety of settings, the Care Team meets every two weeks to proactively prevent or reduce problems faced by students.

Campus life

When you live on campus, you will have unique opportunities to:

  • Make lifelong friends.
  • Develop hands-on leadership skills through the many opportunities provided in the residence halls.
  • Save time commuting and fighting for limited parking spaces.
  • Convenient, nutritious meals prepared for you.

Sports facilities

  • Northwood University is one of the premiere collegiate Esports programs in the country. We offer a 2,000+ square foot, state-of-the-art gaming center that caters to all levels of competitive gaming. 
  • Since the creation of the program in 2019, our teams have quickly climbed the ranks and claimed multiple national titles in Rocket League and Overwatch.

Student clubs

  • Joining a campus organization is one of the best ways to become involved in campus life. 
  • Choose the organizations that fit your interests. 
  • Build a network of peers and community members that can help as you enter the workforce. 
  • Enrich your university experience.

  • Northwood University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Midland, Michigan, United States

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