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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
5520 108th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98083
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Cascade Collegiate Conference
From Northwest University

Northwest University began as a Bible college in 1934, but has since grown into a liberal arts university offering over 70 majors and programs, all without deviating from its Christian roots. NU is a regionally accredited, Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Though NU students are pursuing different careers like nursing, audio production, teaching, and more, they are also committed to deepening their faith. NU is located near Seattle, Washington, a region that offers a thriving economy, technological innovation, and natural beauty.

Northwest University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
1030-1220
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$23,117/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,640/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
936Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
39
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Encouraging and uplifting
    62%
  • Extremely thoughtful and encouraging.
    19%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Professionals seeking degrees.
    8%
  • Ingenuine but Encouraging at times
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    38%
  • Small and welcoming
    31%
  • Interesting
    10%
  • Small
    10%
  • Dated!!!
    3%
  • Small, Helpful, but way too expansive
    3%
  • Wasted time and money
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    55%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    89%
    National
    83%
    91%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

    Northwest University Reviews

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    What I like most about Northwest is the integration of faith into our studies. They help and encourage students to build a strong relationship with God, professors, and peers. Not only that, they also help you prepare for life after college by providing multiple experiences such as volunteering, and mission work. Northwest University is very focused on the student and helping them achieve their goals both inside and outside the classroom. The community on campus promotes a positive environment to help students grow into the individual they are meant to be. I would recommend this school students from all walks of life!
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    I transferred into Northwest University, coming from a school where I did not feel like I belonged. The community welcomed me here with open arms. Not once have I felt like people were critical of me or that I made a mistake in my decision to transfer. I am so thankful to be a student at this school!
    Listen, nothing in life is perfect. We all know that. The trick is to focus on what makes whatever it is enjoyable. For me Northwest University does have some shortcomings and when I focus on them it distorts my view of what is otherwise a phenomenal school! I mean the food is great, the dorms are more than decent, the people are genuine, and the teachers are invested in their students. Yet when I scrutinise the tinniest things I forget all that. Needless to say everyone is different so maybe others have more problems with Northwest than I do. But even I (who is not attracted to “the college experience”) have loved my experience here at Northwest.