Northwest University

Kirkland, WA, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Northwest University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Kirkland, Washington. Full-time undergraduate students and faculty at Northwest are required to attend chapel three times weekly in order to earn spiritual life credit each semester. The Kirkland campus is home to a variety of facilities for student use, such as the Aerie Coffee Shop, the Pecota Student Lounge, the Eagle Fitness Center, and the Hurst Library. Eligible students can take advantage Northwest Partnership Program, which offers up to three hours of college credit through internships with local churches and ministries.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Assemblies of God Church
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
97%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. January 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
26%
34%
Submitting ACT
77%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1122
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,250
Total Number of Undergrads
950
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
74%
20-39 Students
17%
40-99 Students
6%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,802
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,540
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,540
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,630
Books and Supplies
$840

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,611
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,618
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,931

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,370
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$218
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
19
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
65%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Eagles
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
Northwest is an amazing place; it is based off of Christian Values and strives to serve their students, community, and most importantly God. The staff and professors are absolutely incredible; they are generous, helpful, knowledgeable, and overall brilliant. It is a school to call home.
Monique from San Jose, CA
i really enjoy being at nu because the atmosphere is light and everyone seems to connect with you on a personal level. i like how each student i have met has a strong personal relationship with jesus and they are trying there best to invest in nu and bring their talents to this university. i am blessed to be accepted by nu and be given opportunities to help me in my future career.
Jessica from Federal Way, WA
Northwest University is a great university for students who are not only looking for a great education, but also a positive environment. It is a small school with a beautiful campus. The Professors are personable and care about the success of the students.
Joy
A great place to build friendships, and grow spiritually. The professors work on their relationships with students and work to help their students succeed. The campus is beautiful, welcoming and easy to get around.
Jennifer from Kirkland, WA
Even though I will begin in a month I've been impressed with the college so far.
Kelsie from Battle Ground, WA
After struggling for some time to get settled in to a college and call it home, I have finally found that at NU; the school is small, but large at it's core. Their mission is simple: to carry the call in ministry through education and their academic program is both invigorating and challenging. I have been here one year and the experience has been phenomenal; between the educational experience and the strong sense of community, one cannot go wrong at a place like this.
Monique from Kirkland, WA

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