What's Going On
Why should you choose Northwest?
Northwest offers more than 124 undergraduate programs and 73 minors. Ninety-five percent of our tenure track faculty have the highest degree in their fields, and our classes are taught by full-time professors, not by graduate assistants. Our faculty will challenge you academically while providing you the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career.
Northwest is one of the most affordable universities in the Midwest. Northwest offers a variety of automatic scholarships based on your ACT score and class rank. Northwest also offers several great out-of-state scholarships for those who qualify.
In our Horace Mann Laboratory School, students majoring in education get a true inside view of what teaching is all about. Northwest offers several other opportunities for hands-on experiences including internships, the University farm for agriculture majors, on-campus radio and television stations, volunteer work and more.
The Right Size
Northwest currently has about 6,800 students. This size offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially as well as academically. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 22-to-1, you will never feel like a number.
Ninety percent of freshmen return after their first trimester. This high retention rate is attributed to Northwest's family atmosphere and to the University providing the tools necessary for student success.