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Fast Facts


West Palm Beach is on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and campus is minutes away from the beach. The city offers many entertainment options.

  • Undergraduate enrollment: 609
  • 58.1% male
  • 41.9% female

Founded in 1959 to focus singularly on relevant business management education, the mission of Northwood University is to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. Northwood University is a private, non-profit university.


Northwood University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.


Northwood University is in candidacy for the following business specialty accreditations:

  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate costs for the 2013-2014 academic year


TUITION $ 10,500.00 $ 10,500.00 $ 21,000.00
STUDENT FEE* 395.00 395.00 790.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE 170.00 170.00 340.00
Commuter Total $ 11,065.00 $ 11,065.00 $ 22,130.00

ROOM 2,590.00 2,590.00 5,180.00
BOARD 2,293.00 2,293.00 4,586.00
Sales Tax 6% 137.58 137.58 275.16
Resident Total $ 16,085.58 $ 16,085.58 $ 32,171.16


*Student Fee excludes health insurance premium; all students must either demonstrate coverage by a qualified health insurance plan or pay the premium and receive coverage from a policy provided by the University.

Other Fees – New Students Only:

Application Fee $ 30.00 (waived for on-line applications)
Orientation Fee – Residents $ 130.00
Orientation Fee – Commuters $ 80.00


The following information is being provided to assist you in budgeting your finances. The annual costs indicated are estimates and are not costs owed to the University. These costs are based on averages and do not reflect actual expenses that you may incur.


Annual estimated book and supply costs: $ 1230.00
Annual estimated transportation costs for students living on campus: $ 938.00
Annual estimated transportation costs for commuters: $ 1392.00