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The Northwest campus is the vibe <b>DAY ONE.</b>
The Northwest campus is the vibe DAY ONE.
Sign up for Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) to prepare for college life.

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!

Waiting on your admission decision from Northwest?

We may be waiting on receiving your transcript. You can send us your transcript through parchment, here's a video on how to do that. Or notify your high school counselor or email 

Complete your housing app

Complete your housing app

Submit your pre-payment today in CatPAWS. 

How to apply for housing

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!

Middle of everywhere

Middle of everywhere

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

Individualized attention for a just-like-home feel.


Spring dates for incoming first-year students

Apply for admission

Apply for the Fall 2023 semester! There is no application fee and no essay. You'll be notified of the admission decision quickly and will be notified of automatic scholarships.

Apply for Federal Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open to apply until June 30. We recommend all Bearcats fill out the FAFSA. Northwest's school code is 002496.

Apply for housing, select your room

Find your home away from home! Sign up to live on campus with your housing deposit and choose your room. Living on campus is a part of the full college experience.

Sign up for SOAR

Beginning March 1, sign up for Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR). Students and families learn more about Northwest, get their class schedules and prepare for college life.

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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