Northwest University
Kirkland, WA, USA

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Northwest University
3.80 Average Rating

Teresa from Grandview, WA

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The curriculum is amazing! The profs are amazing as well they challenge your studies!
Am enjoying being here
The community is wonderful and very loving!
Bang for the buck
It is a private school so the cost is higher
Tips for prospective students
Be willing to socialize the people here are very friendly!
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Monique from Kirkland, WA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Just be yourself and make it a point to get to know your fellow classmates. Study diligently and organize your time efficiently, because there is always something going on.
Academic Rigor
I have attended four other colleges besides NU and this is by far the most challenging.
Dorm Life
Their is a strong sense of community here and each floor is like a family. The RA's are constantly coming up with activities to bring their halls closer together to bond and build that homey relationship.
Food and Dining
Not going to lie...food gets old after a while and they are not always vegetarian conscientious. I would say this is the worst part about NU. Don't get me wrong there are some days when the food is really good...just not always.
What to do for fun
Jump in the lake, hike, run the trails, walk down to get frozen yogurt, disc golf and volleyball on campus!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Screaming Eagles week: the most intense fun you will ever have.
Great for these types of students
Great for all types of students. Being at NU I have discovered an amount good in people that I have never seen before. The students and faculty here make it a point to make each and every one feel welcome here on campus and we smile genuinely, not forcefully.
Clubs and Activities
Tons. and if it's not here, you can start any club you'd like...within reason of course, and the student government is always willing to help jump start your club with funds if needed.
Campus Safety
Sometimes a little too safe. We have 24 hour security and surveillance and each building is coded as well as each hall and room. If a code leaks out to a non resident or opposite sex the codes are reset.
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Heather from Kenmore, WA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Its only the second day of classes and I am so excited for the next one, I'm learning so much!
Bang for the buck
It's pretty pricy and because I'm not a traditional student I am struggling to stay
Tips for prospective students
Apply for lots of scholarships and start talking with financial aid and the program you want to apply to early
Great for these types of students
Christian students who want to learn from great professors with a Christian perspective
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Krystal from Marysville, WA

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Their list of classes is astounding! I could learn everything from Biblical Hebrew and Greek to Modern Communications Techniques!
Will enjoy being here
This is pretty much my dream school, I'm sure I'll have a blast.
Bang for the buck
Northwest costs a LOT because they're a private school, but with any luck, there will be some scholarships to help me out.
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Monique from San Jose, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! Make friends, which is not difficult to do at all; everyone is very welcoming and kind. Study hard, because the class sizes are small, so it is inevitable you will be called on to participate in class on the regular.
Academic Rigor
We have a state of the art nursing and Pre-Med program here at Northwest, which is both exciting and challenging. The professors here expect the best from their students and strive to challenge their abilities.
Dorm Life
A wonderful experience here at Northwest. The dorms become your family away from home. Each floor has their very own sense of community and pizaaz. There is always someone to talk to, hang out with, eat with, study with, and just be there for you when you're missing home, or facing challenges.
Food and Dining
It's Cafe food....some days are great! Others...not so much. There are many options, however, and they are striving to improve the quality and service. They just designated a gluten free area for those gluten-intolerant.
What to do for fun
There is so much to do in the area. Seattle is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Don't have a car-no problem! The bus is right out front of campus and the 255 will take you straight to downtown, where you can explore the famous Pike Place market, Seattle Ferris Wheel, or search all of the amazing antique and thrift shops. If you want to stay in town, the waterfront in Kirkland is just a 5 mintue drive, or 20 minute walk and it is absolutely beautiful. One can jump in the lake, rent paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes, or just sit and enjoy all of the beautiful scenery.
Bang for the buck
The experience here at Northwest University has been life changing, not just for me, but for many of my peers as well. There is always something new to see, hear, and explore.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Screaming Eagles! The most anticipated event of the school year. Two-words: Cray Cray.
Great for these types of students
*Spiritual
*Community Oriented
*Friendly
*Accepting of others
*Diverse
*Goal Oriented
Clubs and Activities
If there isn't a club already in existence that doesn't meet your fancy, you're more than welcome to start one! Northwest urges their students to be leaders and connect with their peers.
Greek Life
None, but the dorms act as sororities and fraternities. The bond amongst the different floors are like brother and sisterhoods.
Campus Safety
This campus is incredibly safe. We have 24-hour security who are always looking out for the students, and very friendly.
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Jessica from Federal Way, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
be able to enjoy the life of a christian university, and a willing heart to expan your knowledge on christ and the world view of life.
Dorm Life
you get a really close bond with your roommate if you choose to have one. also, in the dorm life you are knitted tightly together with the people you associate with on your floor.
Food and Dining
the food it really tastey, there is a variety of food options and great tasting desserts! :)
What to do for fun
usually there is a sport event to watch, or you can hang with friends. there are many places you can walk to from campus, stores and a lake!
Bang for the buck
it is a private school so it is a bit spendy, but it is very much so worth the money investment!
Great for these types of students
want to develope a better aspect of the world from the christian perspective.
Campus Safety
real safe! there is a security guard on campus 24/7!
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a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
The classes are focused and the professors are amazing! Some of the classes seem a bit too easy and could be more challenging.
Dorm Life
The dorms are nice. The RA's are very friendly and make sure to include everyone! You really become a family with the people on your floor.
Food and Dining
The food is great! The Caf takes suggestions from students and always works to improve the food based on what students want.
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Joy

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend getting involved in different clubs/ministries on campus to get to know people and also be challenged to grow in other areas outside of the classroom.
Academic Rigor
Classes are hard, but in a good way. You have to really work to get good grades.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is fantastic! Definitely one of the best parts about the school is the close community and campus life. The dorms are pretty typical, but it is the people that make the experience incredible.
Food and Dining
The Caf (on campus) has the best cafeteria food I have ever tasted or heard of. There are tons of options and everyone from the healthy eaters to those who don't care can be satisfied.
What to do for fun
There are many clubs and other groups on campus that do things like rock climbing, dancing, and other activities. There is a Frisbee golf course and sand volley ball also on campus.
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Jennifer from Kirkland, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Have an open mind and allow yourself to make friends, if you are open, people will want to be friends with you. The school is wonderful and the community is amazing.
Academic Rigor
Some of the classes are fairly difficult, but if you work hard, you will reap the benefits. The teachers want to help you succeed, if you come to them with questions, they will almost always go out of their way to help you.
Dorm Life
Your dorm floor becomes like your family. They are so open and willing to invite new people in. It is unlike anything you will ever experience.
Food and Dining
The Caf usually has good food, it is pretty much the same each week, but it is definitely not bad. It's a great place to socialize as well.
What to do for fun
There are so many fun things to do. You can walk into Kirkland and go into any of the shops, you can go down to the lake which is very close. Also, there are always fun things happening on campus.
Bang for the buck
It is pricey. However, the education is well worth it and the community is spectacular.
Great for these types of students
It is great for all kinds of students. Especially out-going people because everyone is very inclusive.
Clubs and Activities
They have drama clubs and just about every kind of club for everyone.
Greek Life
There is no Greek life, however each floor has a brother and sister floor.
Campus Safety
Security is amazing, they really keep an eye on things that happen around campus.
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Kelsie from Battle Ground, WA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Even though I will begin in a month I've been impressed with the college so far.
Academic Rigor
Very good!
Dorm Life
Seems to be safe, clean and nice!
Food and Dining
Good cafeteria!
What to do for fun
College is located on the Eastside across the lake from Seattle. There are many things to do. The location is perfect!
Bang for the buck
It's very pricey but there's great opportunities for developing close relationships and you get to know the professors and staff.
Great for these types of students
Students who are Christian or prefer a religious school and like a conservative, safe, fun environment
Clubs and Activities
Sports, campus ministry groups, music groups
Greek Life
None
Campus Safety
It's very safe and easy for security to monitor because it's a small population
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