Northwestern University

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
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Type of school: Private University
Term type: Semester (2 terms per year)
Entrance exam: Required
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Tuition fees:

Bachelor's degree ₱ 30,000-32,000 per year
Master's degree ₱ 12,000-14,000 per year

Courses offered at Northwestern University:


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Ilocos Norte 3rd out of 3 schools view
Rank in Ilocos Region 11st out of 15 schools view
Rank in Philippines 223 out of 259 schools view

Board exams performance:

Displaying the passing rates of First Timers only (does not include people who took the exam for the 2nd or 3rd time).
Based on the results of past 4 exams of each board exam.
Exam Passing Rates
(first timers)
Rank in Philippines
Medical Technology Board Exam 83%
Very Good
50 of 100 schools
Midwife Licensure Exam 77%
Above Average
50 of 155 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 61%
Above Average
323 of 1016 schools
Nurses Licensure Exam 60%
Below Average
265 of 355 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 57%
Above Average
110 of 286 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 51%
610 of 1167 schools
Criminologists Licensure Exam 51%
Above Average
149 of 427 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 50%
Below Average
113 of 146 schools
Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam 45%
Below Average
93 of 164 schools
Architect Licensure Exam 42%
Below Average
65 of 73 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 37%
Below Average
119 of 203 schools
OIC of a Navigational Watch Licensure Exam 35%
Below Average
67 of 69 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 9%
107 of 112 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 8%
279 of 352 schools
Physical Therapist Licensure Exam 5%
51 of 51 schools


Northwestern University
Brgy. Bencag, Airport Avenue Laoag City, 2900 Ilocos Norte

Scholarships at Northwestern University:

1. A scholarship grant extended to a student who is qualified as an academic scholar for the first time shall be approved by the President upon recommendation and certification of the dean concerned and the Registrar respectively.

Furthermore, an academic scholar who maintains the required academic rating at the end of a semester shall continue to avail of the scholarship. Provided, that it must be certified by the Registrar and approved by the President.

University Scholar. Full tuition discount is granted to a student who obtains a weighted average of 1.0 to 1.25 at the end of a semester. Provided, that he does not have a grade lower than 2.5 in the professional subjects.

College Scholar. Half tuition discount is granted to a student who obtains a weighted average of 1.26 to 1.75 at the end of a semester. Provided, that he does not have a grade lower than 2.5 in the professional subjects.

2. Special Scholarships

Special grants may also be given to a student on the basis of criteria set by the donors of these funds. These are usually awarded to students deemed qualified by donors.

3. Northwestern University Alumni Scholarship Grant

This scholarship program for the tertiary level is an initial project of the Northwestern Alumni Foundation. Recipients of this program are given free tuition fees.

To qualify for the Alumni Scholarship Examination, the applicant should belong to the upper 15% of the graduating high school class and required to submit a certification by the Principal to this effect. In addition, a photocopy of Form 138 or rating card must be presented.

A scholarship committee is created for this purpose to determine the other criteria in order to qualify for the grant. Successful examinees are informed through a letter sent by the Alumni Director, after which, they shall be screened further through an interview.

The Alumni Scholarship shall continue to be enjoyed by the student. Provided, he shall never incur any failing grade, dropped or incomplete marks.

4. Nicolas N. Nicolas Scholarship Foundation

The Nicolas N. Nicolas Scholarship Foundation can be availed of by students every semester provided that they maintain a general average rating of 2.0 and must not have a grade lower than 2.50.

5. AFP Scholarship

By virtue of PD No. 577, dependents of military personnel who die or become incapacitated in line of duty are exempted from the payment of tuition and matriculation fees. Batara Memorial Scholarship

The Batara Memorial Scholarship Program is committed to provide tuition and related financial assistance to Batara descendants qualified to pursue tertiary education subject to various stipulations and conditions. Preference is given to those from underprivileged backgrounds, preferably from towns of Badoc and Batac, Ilocos Norte.

The grant is available for the completion of an undergraduate degree usually four years. It is renewable semestrally provided that the scholar concerned attains a final grade of 2.0 or better or it's equivalent. However, failure to meet the grade of qualification is not an automatic cause of non-renewal.

A candidate for the scholarship must issue her statement of commitment to God, indicating her commitment to do the things that are pleasing to the Lord.