Northwestern University

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
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>Type: Private University
>Term structure: Semester (2 terms per year)
>School year: starts in July
>Entrance exam: Required
>Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian

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 13rd out of 17 schools view
Rank in Philippines 240 out of 272 schools view

Board exams performance

Displaying the passing rates of First Time Examinees only.
Based on the results of the past 4 exams of each board exam.
Exam Passing Rates
(first timers)
Rank in Philippines
Medical Technology Board Exam 81%
54 of 103 schools
Nurses Licensure Exam 65%
Below Average
226 of 342 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 61%
Above Average
73 of 254 schools
Midwife Licensure Exam 61%
Below Average
89 of 150 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 57%
Above Average
354 of 1012 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 51%
583 of 1172 schools
Criminologists Licensure Exam 50%
Above Average
152 of 429 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 46%
121 of 148 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 46%
Below Average
105 of 130 schools
Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam 45%
Below Average
92 of 149 schools
Architect Licensure Exam 38%
68 of 74 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 31%
Below Average
141 of 201 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 10%
Below Average
276 of 389 schools
Physical Therapist Licensure Exam 8%
58 of 58 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 6%
121 of 126 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.

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