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Northwest University
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  • 4 Year
  • KIRKLAND, WA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Northwest University has been open and in-person with safety precautions and social-distancing measures in place. Because of COVID-19 and in accordance with public health guidelines, housing and food services have been de-densified, and classrooms are now taught in a hybrid model called HyFlex. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

5520 108TH AVE NE
KIRKLAND, WA 98083
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Cascade Collegiate Conference
From Northwest University

You are full of possibility. At Northwest University, we are focused on helping students grow into all that God intends—academically, spiritually, and in their careers. It’s what we’ve done for over 80 years. During that time, we’ve created an academic experience unlike any other. One that will help you discover and unleash all that is possible in your life.

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.

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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
93%
SAT Range
1020-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$22,010 / 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
$21,038 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 29 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 36 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 36 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Arts in User Experience (UX) Design

If you love design and technology, we encourage you to join us in this exciting degree program—we believe that our graduates will design the breakthrough apps and products of tomorrow. Northwest University is one of the few schools in the Pacific Northwest to offer a degree program focused on the design of how we, as users, interact with the software and devices around us.

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
    73%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
923 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
24
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Encouraging and uplifting
    57%
  • Extremely thoughtful and encouraging.
    25%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Professionals seeking degrees.
    7%
  • Ingenuine but Encouraging at times
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 44 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Amazing
    35%
  • Small and welcoming
    32%
  • Interesting
    10%
  • Small
    10%
  • Dated!!!
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Small, Helpful, but way too expansive
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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

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Rating 3.86 out of 5  549 reviews
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