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New journey, <b>DAY ONE.</b>
New journey, DAY ONE.
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First-Year Admissions

Visit Campus

Saturday Visits

These visit days are for juniors and seniors in high school who would like to check out Northwest on a Saturday.

Daily Visits

These visit days are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Take the day and explore Northwest! Bring a parent and a friend.

Discover your Major

Discover your Major Visit Days are for students interested in a specific academic department or school. Meet with faculty, attend a class or tour the educational spaces.


Need more time? Check us out virtually to see what Northwest is like.


It's FAFSA Season

It's FAFSA Season

After applying to Northwest, take the next step towards achieving your dreams by filling out the FAFSA and unlocking the potential for federal aid.

Check out our FAFSA guide

Enhanced scholarships

Enhanced scholarships

Check out our expanded scholarship tiers to save up to $6,000! Qualify for scholarships automatically when you apply.


Go beyond hands-on. Day One.

We offer 160+ major programs. See which major is right for you!

Spring Important Dates for Incoming First-Year Students

Application is open!

Applications are now open for fall 2024 students. Applying is easy! There is no application fee and no essay. You'll be notified of the admission decision quickly and will be notified of any scholarship options.

Complete your Housing Application

Find your home away from home! Living on campus is part of the full college experience.

Select your room

Log in to CatPAWS to select your room to claim your space on campus.

Sign up for SOAR

SOAR is Summer orientation at Northwest, your official kick-off to college. Sign up for your date today!

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Our campus has a vibe of its own

Our campus has a vibe of its own

Traditions, 150+ student organizations, you name it. It's easy to get involved on campus.


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Make this place your own!


Bearcats Learn Profession-based

Bearcats Learn Profession-based

We learn by doing. Get immersed in your future career at Northwest.

Career Ready, Day One