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Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA

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Northwest University is a nonprofit private institution located in Kirkland, Washington and provides a large number of program options for students. The school maintains an Assemblies of God Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Northwest University is nearly a thousand yearly.

Students can select from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then studied by the admissions committee. Most common scores among applicants accepted to Northwest University are within the range of 19 to 26 on the ACT, or 1340 to 1720 for the SAT exam. An estimated 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at this school, with 42 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at northwestu.edu.

Tuition is approximately $26,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's tuition calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Northwest University "Eagles" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)
  • Track and Field, Outdoor (NAIA Division II)
  • Track and Field, X-Country (NAIA Division II)
  • Volleyball (NAIA Division II)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.northwestu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Northwest University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Northwest University is about 1,200, with undergraduate students making up about 75% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $28,000-$33,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,200-$1,400 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $9,300, the amount includes twenty-one meals each week

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$16,795
Receiving Student Loans70%$8,750
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Northwest University may offer services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Northwest University has an overall graduation rate which is around 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years37%
Graduating in 5 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Northwest University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Cascade Collegiate Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Northwest University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Northwest University for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

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Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
63.71%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
96%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
10:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
48

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$24,545