Northwest University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Pentecostal
NAIA Division II
Cascade Collegiate Conference
Northwest University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
Most Popular Majors
Corporate Communications27 Graduates
Business Administration and Management17 Graduates
Elementary Education15 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies14 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities11 Graduates
Biblical Studies8 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
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After Northwest University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Northwest University Reviews
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Your experience at Northwest varies greatly on what your goal is to get out of it. If you are looking to major in ministry, this school is on fire for the Lord and has great resources. If you are looking into music, no doubt you should be here. If you are looking into anything else like business, sports, psychology, criminal justice, medical school, I would consider your options. Although there are some great classes for all of these, due to being such a small liberal arts school, money is invested more into ministry and music than any other program. The Nursing school is improving greatly, though. Northwest is definitely a school where you must be careful to not retain everything you hear and be discerning, for they tend to be a lot of talk and not as much walk. Northwest is great for some, okay for others, and overwhelming and not beneficial to the rest. Check Northwest out and talk to students with similar interests before committing! It could be the place for you, or not at all.
NU prides itself in a strong, interconnect community in student life - there is a very positive atmosphere amongst students. NU also provides its students with a holistic education that (I believe) has prepared me for my vocation. The College of Education has great professors which set me up for success in my field. Not only this but the majority of graduates have teaching jobs within a year of graduation. I personally don't fully agree with a liberal arts education at the collegiate level, but NU formats the degree programs in a way even my disbelieving mind could substantially benefit and grow. // Dorm/apt life is . The remodeled lounges are very nice. The opened-door mentality people naturally bring to the dorms offer a very warm community experience. // A great university. Highly recommended for a believer in Jesus who wants to grow academically and spiritually, while expanding their worldview, in order to impact and carry their specific calling into their vocation or field.
Living in the dorms on campus has been a great experience, much better than I imagined it would be. My RA is awesome, she is constantly organizing floor activities, study nights, and always there for us when we need someone. The roommate system at NU matches you to someone who fits your personality and living habits, obviously there are occasional roommate issues but for the most part everyone gets along great with them!