Northwestern Health Sciences University Invests in Students, Enrolls Largest Fall Class in Years

September 16, 2013

Northwestern Health Sciences University welcomed 233 new students in the Fall trimester. This represents one of the largest ever incoming fall classes at Northwestern Health, and brings total student enrollment to 906, a figure that’s been trending upward in recent years. Ongoing admissions and enrollment marketing efforts, along with the Lead the Way campaign, are focused on raising awareness of Northwestern Health Sciences University. The Fall class includes:

  • 35 students in the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • 144 students in the College of Chiropractic
  • 30 students in the School of Massage Therapy
  • 24 students in the College of Undergraduate Health Sciences

Many new students are receiving NW Health scholarship dollars to help with tuition, through merit, legacy, and international student scholarships. Six students are receiving a $2,500 first-term Legacy scholarship, available to students whose immediate family member graduated from Northwestern Health. The $2,500 merit scholarship was awarded to 30 first-term students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above.

Seven international students joined us this fall; from China, Taiwan, and five from Canada. Four are receiving a $1,000 first-term scholarship. Finally, two incoming students each from the acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy programs are receiving a Diversity scholarship in the amount of 50 percent of tuition.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a leader in education, research and health care. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we offer degrees and programs in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, chiropractic, therapeutic massage and human biology. Northwestern serves nearly 900 graduate and undergraduate students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minn. We care for patients at our five clinics, and many community clinics throughout the Twin Cities area.


Jeffrey B. Rich, vice president of marketing and institutional advancement,, 952-888-4777, ext. 414

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