1,871
Students
Financial aid thermometer
17,638
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
99
99%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Northwest University is a Comprehensive institution located in Kirkland, WA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 5520 108th Avenue NE
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA  98083-0579
United States
Contact Andy Hall
Email: admissions@northwestu.edu
Phone: 425-889-5212
Fax: 425-889-5224

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations Related Checkmark
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Organizational Communication Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Recording Arts Technology Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
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Elementary Education Checkmark
English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Occupations Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Speech Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Writing Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
Linguistic And Comparative Language Studies Related Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions Related Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs Related Checkmark
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research And Clinical Nursing Related Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
Interdisciplinary Studies Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Related Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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School Psychology Checkmark
Reserve Officer Training Corps (Jrotc, Rotc) Associate Bachelors
Army ROTC/military Science Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Biblical Studies Checkmark
Divinity/ministry Checkmark
Missionary Studies And Missiology Checkmark
Pastoral Studies/counseling Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Theological And Ministerial Studies Related Checkmark Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Related Checkmark
Youth Ministry Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Related Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

493
Applied
491
Accepted
1,871
Enrolled
100%
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Female Admissions

314
Females Applied
312
Females Accepted
99%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

179
Males Applied
179
Males Accepted
100%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.41
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.3
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan January 15th February 15th
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 567 510 630
SAT Math 549 500 600
ACT Composite 22 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

31,100
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Fees

440
Full-time student fees
8,630
Room & board
4,315
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

17,638
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,561
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,725
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,866
Avg. Loan Aid
10,384
Avg. Grant Aid
15,035
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
71%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,871
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.82%
Black or African American 5.72%
White or Caucasian 61.39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.75%
Asian 5.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.57%
Two or more races 5.24%
Other 7.89%

Gender

Male (39.93%)
Female (60.07%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 55%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Christmas Party, Floor Olympics and The Evening Formal Event

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Ministries, Pursuit (worship service), Northwest University Business Club and Environmental Stewardship Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball No No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball No Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark

Faculty

252
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 82
Part-time - 170
Male - 154
Female - 98