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Northwest University

Northwest University is a Christian coeducational school located in Kirkland, Washington, USA. The school also has a satellite campus-Northwest University- Salem Campus-located in Salem, Oregon. Northwest University was originally a Bible Institute started by the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God USA and today it is still operated by the Assemblies of God (districts in Wyoming, Southern Idaho, Northwest, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska).

Regionally accredited, Northwest offers several associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It is made up of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Ministry, the Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing, the School of Education, the School of Business and Management, and the College of Arts & Sciences. The university adheres to its mission “to provide, in a distinctly Evangelical Christian environment, quality education to prepare students for service and leadership.”

General Information

Admission Office
5520 108th Avenue, NE
Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
(425) 889-5231
(800) 669-3781
Fax: (425) 889-5224
admissions@northwestu.edu
Contact: Rose-mary Smith
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment
Main Address
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
(425) 822-8266
www.northwestu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 1,114
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 311
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,094
Graduate enrollment: 176

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $19,780 $20,790 $21,994 $23,004 +4.59%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,578 $6,578 $6,724 $6,724 0.00%
Other $1,900 $2,050 $2,050 $2,050 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,578 $6,800 $6,800 $6,800 0.00%
Other $2,816 $2,960 $2,960 $2,960 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $29,258 $30,418 $31,768 $32,778 +3.18%
In-state Off Campus $30,174 $31,550 $32,754 $33,764 +3.08%
In-state with Family $20,780 $21,790 $22,994 $24,004 +4.39%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $16,588
In-state Student Fees $230
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $16,588
Out-of-state Fees $230

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 175 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 174 88% $2,166,628 $12,452
• Federal grants 56 28% $249,125 $4,449
• Pell grants 55 28% $187,867 $3,416
• Other federal grants 52 26% $61,258 $1,178
State/local government grant or scholarships 41 21% $207,223 $5,054
Institutional grants or scholarships 173 88% $1,710,280 $9,886
Student loan aid 136 69% $1,277,824 $9,396
• Federal student loans 135 69% $1,004,335 $7,440
• Other student loans 53 27% $273,489 $5,160

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 218 89 6
Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Biology and Biological Sciences, General
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 44 11
Accounting and Finance 6
Business Administration and Management 15 11
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 19
Marketing/marketing Management 4
Communication and Journalism Programs 12
organizational Communication 12
Education 16 29 6
Biology Teacher Education
Education 29
Elementary Education and Teaching 11
English/language Arts Teacher Education 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education 1
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 6
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 11
English Language and Literature 11
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 20
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 20
History 5
History 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8
General Studies 8
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Mathematics 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Environmental Science 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 1
Health and Physical Education/fitness 1
Psychology 14 49
Counseling Psychology 35
Psychology 14
Psychology, Other 14
Social Sciences 5
Political Science and Government, Other 5
Theology and Religious Vocations 66
Bible/biblical Studies 21
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology 9
Religious Education
Religious/sacred Music 2
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 26
Youth Ministry 8
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
Film/cinema/video Studies 3
Music Management
Music Theory and Composition 7
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $30
Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 77%

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Communications/drama B
Communications/film studies B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Organizational Communication B

Education
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) B
Premedicine B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Psychology
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations
Bible Studies B,C
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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