• Address: 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

  • Phone Number: 425-822-8266

  • Website: https://www.northwestu.edu/

About

Northwest University is a regionally accredited private-not-for-profit institution. It is a Christ-centered institution. University has been preparing students to excel in their careers since 1934. The University abides by certain values like academic excellence, empowered engagement, and spiritual vitality.

They provide online and offline programs and also off-campus internships.

University also provides adult evening programs where students have to attend classes one night each week, provided for those individuals who have a busy lifestyle. 

  • The Northwest University acceptance rate is 93%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 9:1.

  • The graduation rate is 56%.

  • The Northwest University address is 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

Northwest University Online

The university has online courses which engage, inspire and prepare students.

Online programs are designed for working students who compromise their educational goals because of their busy lifestyle

  • The Northwest University login gives the students access to their coursework, attendance, financial aid status and such.

  • The majors offered by the university are Business Management, Theology, Education, Health Science, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology and Public Administration.
  • The students can pay their fees and get other campus updates from the university student portal.

  • The online courses have the same accreditation as the offline courses and the transfer of credits can be done easily.

  • The Northwest University Email is given to every student where they can get official and course-related information. 


Northwest University Schools

College of Business College of Education
College of Arts and Sciences College of Ministry
College of Nursing College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Northwest University Reviews

  • The online courses are well organized and structured.

  • The campus is amazing and is well maintained.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Kirkland, Washington

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003783

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Institutional Accreditation

NWCCU

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP

Religious Affiliation

Protestant

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.northwestu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The programs in Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, and Accounting and Marketing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Campus Life

The University has various clubs and organizations in the University to engage students in the campus other than academics. The information regarding the activities on the campus can be found in the Life at NU website.

The Northwest University Athletics has an online portal for itself where the students can get updates on various competitions and such. The sports played includes football, basketball, and volleyball. The sports available for men and women vary.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 9: 1
Total Population 1,226
Student Population Full Time: 1,126 Part Time: 100
Gender Division Male: 36 % Female: 64 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 59 %

The College Monk

Female: 54 %

Total Graduation Rate: 56 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Northwest University offers 16 online programs across 8 Majors

Business Management

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Theology

Offering 6 programs accross 4 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Northwest University Acceptance Rate is 93%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $30
Graduate Application Fee $30

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 560
Total Applicants Admitted 523
Applicants Enrolled 206
Full time Applicants Enrolled 205
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Northwest University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 176
Number of students submitting ACT scores 56
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 85%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 27%
SAT Math 500 average 440 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 490 average 430 - 550 range
SAT Writing 480 average 420 - 540 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University provides financial assistance to students who are not able to fund their education due to financial constraints in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Grants and scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, residential status, ethnicity and such and need not be paid back.

The students who wish to get financial aid can fill in the FAFSA forms with the Northwest University FAFSA/Federal school code 003783.

  • The Federal Aids which are provided are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, Federal work-study, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan.

  • The State Aid provided is the Washington State Need Grant (WSNG).

  • The Institutional Aid provided are President’s Scholar, Provost Scholarship, Dean Scholarship, and Bible Quiz.

  • The Military Aid provided is Post 9/11 Gl Bill.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,323 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $494 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $494 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $8,590 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $8,590 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $8,590 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $8,590 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Washington State Need Grant (WSNG) $4,000 Should be Washington Resident. Varies

Data Source: https://www.northwestu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
President’s Scholar $14,931 GPA of 3.75, SAT – 1300, ACT – 28. February 1st, 2019
Provost Scholarship $14,000 A student must meet the academic satisfactory progress standards. February 1st, 2019
Dean Scholarship $12,000 Determined by GPA and SAT/ACT Scores February 1st, 2019
Bible Quiz $1,000 Full-time study. Participation through senior year of high school at a regional level February 15th, 2019

Data Source: https://www.northwestu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $18,869 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.northwestu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $15,998
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,577
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,854
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,043
Over $110,000 $25,230

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 36% $4,165
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $16,775
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 38% $4,392
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 97% $13,079
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $10,173
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $8,537
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 21,536
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 24 $18,993
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 17 $22,405
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 7 $10,705

Data Source: https://www.northwestu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The Northwest University library and bookstore have all the merchandise and books required by the students which includes apparels, accessories, gifts and much more. The library has e-textbooks, journals, databases, online documentaries and such.

Rankings

  • According to US News, the University ranks 46 in Regional Universities West

  • According to US News, it ranks 25 in the Best Colleges for Veterans.

FAQ's

  What is the cost of tution at Northwest University?

The cost of tution for undergraduates is approx. $31,100 per year.

  What are the majors available?

The available majors are Education, Theology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Information Technology, Psychology, Business Management, Health Sciences, Public Administration.

  Does Northwest University give financial aid?

Yes, Northwest University gives financial aids. The contact address is Northwest University Student Financial Services, P.O. Box 579, Kirkland, WA (98083-0579)

  What is the FAFSA code of the university?

The FAFSA/Federal code of the university is 003783.

  What is the university acceptance rate?

The university acceptance rate is 93%.

  What is the institutional accreditation of the university?

The university is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

  Is Northwest University a public-type institution?

No, Northwest University is a private not-for-profit organization.

  Is there a library available for students?

Yes, a library is available which has books, e-books, journals, e-journal, student magazines.

  How many students does Northwest University have?

Northwest University hosts around 1,226 students.

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