Northwest University

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School Overview

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 associates, 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.”

Northwest University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(425) 822-8266
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
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Address:5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,226
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):43%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,086 (89% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$29,200
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,200
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,775

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Northwest University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northwest University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations1151
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total543751

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Northwest University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northwest University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid19898%
Grant or scholarship aid19898%$16,775
Student loan aid14571%$10,173

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid86893%$19,389
Federal student loans63268%$9,303

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northwest University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northwest University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants560150410
Percent admitted100%95%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%45%34%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northwest University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,226
Undergraduate enrollment938
Graduate enrollment288

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northwest University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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