Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

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School Overview

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, also referred to as PNWU, is a private, not-for-profit graduate school in Yakima, Washington that is fully accredited. Founded in 2005, PNWU’s was the first medical school to open in the Pacific Northwest in over 60 years. Its inaugural program is the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree which was launched in 2008. The university also offers a masters of clinical counseling; a masters of public health; a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD); a physician assistant masters program (P.A.), and for registered nurses with an associate’s degree the school offers a transition program to earn a 4-year bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN).

Osteopathic Medical School

PNWU’s college of osteopathic medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, a member of the American Osteopathic Association. The school’s first class of 2012 consisted of 75 students. The osteopathic medical school at PNWU consists of two years of education in the basic sciences (didactic training), followed by two years of clinical training and clinical rotations. Applicants to PNWU’s medical school must first complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, have 12 semester hours of Biology (8 of which must be in Inorganic Chemistry), 6 semester hours of English, 8 hours of Physics, and pass the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

The PNWU medical school offers off-site clinical rotations in a number of communities located in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

The school’s campus consists of two buildings located in Yakima. The first building, Butler-Haney Hall, is the central training center for the school and the location of the College of Osteopathic Medicine Library. The second building, Cadwell Center, which opened in January of 2011, offers several study rooms, classrooms and research facilities.


General Information

200 University Parkway, Yakima, WA 98901

General Information:(509) 452-5100
Website:www.pnwu.org
Institution Type:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Doctor’s degree – professional practice (new classification)
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:75 (0 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:2 to 1

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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(509) 452-5100
Website:www.pnwu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address:200 University Parkway, Yakima, WA 98901
Setting:22
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:568
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:568 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$0
Out-of-state Tuition:$0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Programs

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Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
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Out-of-state$0
Books and supplies$0

Graduate Student Tuition

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Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid0%
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Student loan aid0%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Federal student loans0%$0

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

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Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment568
Undergraduate enrollment0
Graduate enrollment568

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

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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