Northwest University

country rank  961
world rank  2796

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University Overview

Founded in 1934, Northwest University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Kirkland (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Washington. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Seattle. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Northwest University (NU) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Pentecostal religion. Northwest University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 86 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1934
Motto Carry the Call, with heart, head and hand
Colours Dark blue and gold

University Location

Address 5520 108th Avenue NE
Kirkland (population range: 10,000-49,999)
98083-0579 Washington
United States
T +1 (425) 889 5231
F +1 (425) 889 5224
Other locations Seattle

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office PO Box 579
Kirkland 98083-0579
+1 (425) 889 5231
800 669 3781

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Pentecostal Christian-Pentecostal Assemblies of God -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Northwest University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction OSPI

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Academic Structure


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