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Tuition & Fees

$28,800

$28,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
5%
700-800
0
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
30-36
0
24-29
3%
18-23
27%
12-17
46%
6-11
21%
Below 6
3%
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
23%
12-17
54%
6-11
21%
Below 6
2%
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
24%
12-17
50%
6-11
24%
Below 6
2%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Not Selective

106%

acceptance rate

Accepted 567
Declined + -34
Total Received 533
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Private (nonprofit)

1,713

undergraduate students

682

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Pastoral Ministries
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4541
ACT 4466

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School Facts

Northwest University (formerly Northwest College), founded in 1934, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 65-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Seattle.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,395
Established in 1934
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Assembly of God
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

Kirkland, WA

56-acre, suburban campus in Kirkland (population: 84,430), 10 miles from Seattle. Major airport, bus, and train serve Seattle. Public transportation serves campus.

Northwest University
5520 108th Avenue, NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
55%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
5%
700-800
0
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
30-36
0
24-29
3%
18-23
27%
12-17
46%
6-11
21%
Below 6
3%
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
23%
12-17
54%
6-11
21%
Below 6
2%
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
24%
12-17
50%
6-11
24%
Below 6
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline January 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

106%

acceptance rate

Accepted 567
Declined + -34
Total Received 533

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Andy Hall
Director of Admissions
P: 800 669-3781
F: 425 889-5224
admissions@northwestu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,385,955
State $1,766,467
Institutional $7,923,993
Other external $429,843
Total $12,506,258

Non-need-based

Federal $560
State $8,785
Institutional $1,646,860
Other external $83,162
Total $1,739,367

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Cascade Collegiate Conference
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biblical Languages
Biblical Literature
Biblical Studies
Biology Education
Biology/Pre-Medicine
Business Administration
Business Management
Children's Ministries
Choral Music Education
Christian Leadership
Christian Studies
Communication
Communication/Preaching
Contemporary Music Industry
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Drama
Education
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
English/Language Arts Education
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Film Studies
General Ministries
General Music Education
General Studies
Health Science
Health Sciences
Health/Fitness
History
IT Management
Instrumental Music Education
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Community Development
Legal Studies
Literature
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Ministry
Ministry/Leadership
Missional Leadership
Missions
Music
Music Education
Music Ministry
New Testament Greek
Nursing
Organizational Communication
Organizational Management
Pastoral Care
Pastoral Ministries
Political Science
Psychology
Public Safety Management
Religion/Philosophy
Secondary Education
Social Studies Education
TESOL Education
Teaching
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Theatre Arts Education
Theology/Culture
Writing
Youth Ministries
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Undergraduate

72%

1,713
students

Female
57%
981

Male
43%
732

Graduate

28%

682
students

Female
63%
428

Male
37%
254

undergraduateFull-time

75%

1,291
students

Female
58%
743

Male
42%
548

undergraduatePart-time

25%

422
students

Female
57%
238

Male
43%
184

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Australia
China
Fiji
Indonesia
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Li Lowry
Director of International Student Services
425 889-5764
international@northwestu.edu

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