Northwood University-Michigan (NU)

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Northwood University-Michigan can be found in Midland, MI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 3,200 students enrolled each year at NU.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score between 960 to 1190 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Northwood University-Michigan (NU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.33. About 80% of all applicant were admitted at Northwood University-Michigan, and from those that were granted acceptance around 34% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northwood University-Michigan (NU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Northwood University-Michigan was reported as 79.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,100 applications submitted to NU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NU ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • NU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Northwood University-Michigan?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Northwood University-Michigan is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northwood University-Michigan has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.9%
  • 2017-2018: 69.3%
  • 2018-2019: 67.5%
  • 2019-2020: 79.1%
  • Projected NU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 67.3%

How Does Northwood University-Michigan (NU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northwood University-Michigan is forty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Alma College62.4%
Kettering University73.0%
Cornerstone University77.6%
Calvin College76.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwood University-Michigan (NU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 590
Math510 - 600
Total Score960 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math18 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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