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Keep it affordable <b>DAY ONE.</b>
Keep it affordable DAY ONE.
$22 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

First-Year Admissions

At Northwest, students get the full university experience at an affordable price. We can't wait to show you your future home. You'll love it here. We promise!

Applications are open for Fall 2024!

Apply TODAY!



The perfect-sized campus, the right distance from home.

Individualized attention for a just-like-home feel.


Scholarships For You

Scholarships For You

We make it easy! 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!

Fall 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.

Housing application opens Nov. 1

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

FAFSA available Jan. 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on Jan. 1. We recommend all Bearcats fill out the FAFSA. Northwest’s school code is 002496 and our priority deadline is April 1.

Standard scholarship application by Apr.1

We make it easy! Apply once for all Northwest departmental scholarships.

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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