Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$33,980

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
152%
500-599
159%
400-499
58%
300-399
5%
700-800
21%
600-699
99%
500-599
200%
400-499
73%
300-399
12%
30-36
9%
24-29
64%
18-23
69%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 519
Declined 43
Total Received 562
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Private

1,871

undergraduate students

712

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,583
Established in 1934
Coeducational Coeducational

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56-acre, suburban campus in Kirkland (population: 88,630), 10 miles from Seattle. Major airport, bus, and train serve Seattle. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Seattle
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Seattle-Tacoma International

Northwest University
5520 108th Avenue, NE
Kirkland
98033

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Ministries
  • Pursuit (worship service)
  • Northwest University Business Club
  • Environmental Stewardship Club

Top Events

  • Christmas Party
  • Floor Olympics
  • The Evening Formal Event
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
152%
500-599
159%
400-499
58%
300-399
5%
700-800
21%
600-699
99%
500-599
200%
400-499
73%
300-399
12%
30-36
9%
24-29
64%
18-23
69%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Application deadline August 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.41

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 519
Declined 43
Total Received 562

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
religious affiliation/commitment

Important

extracurricular activities
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
American Indian/Native American Studies
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Army JROTC/ROTC
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Communication, General
Comparative Literature
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Divinity/Ministry
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
General Studies
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Information Technology
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physics Teacher Education
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
School Psychology
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Writing, General
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,583

total students

74.34%

in-state

25.66%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

1,871
students

Female
60%
1,124

Male
40%
747

28%

712
students

Female
68%
485

Male
32%
227

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

1,377
students

Female
61%
827

Male
39%
550

27%

494
students

Female
61%
297

Male
39%
197

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

241

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Other career services

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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