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
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,339
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 58%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,062 (79% 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: $32,960
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,960
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $21,038

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northwest University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northwest University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 521
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 2113
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 121
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 111
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 211
Psychology 111
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 1152
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 7442102

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $32,960
Out-of-state $32,960
Books and supplies $870

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,453
Out-of-state $19,453

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 214 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 214 98% $21,038
Student loan aid 143 65% $8,266

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 907 93% $22,740
Federal student loans 643 66% $9,207

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 556 162 394
Percent admitted 100% 93% 93%
Percent admitted who enrolled 34% 40% 32%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 1,339
Undergraduate enrollment 947
Graduate enrollment 392

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:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • 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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