Northwest University

Northwest University

Northwest University is a private, Christian, co-educational institution. It is situated in Kirkland, Washington in the United States. Northwest University was established by the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God on 1st October, 1934. The 56-acre campus overlooks Lake Washington and the city of Seattle. Northwest University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees under the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Ministry
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

Northwest University athletic teams are nicknamed as Eagles. Northwest University is a member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The University is also a part of the NAIA's Champions of Character program. The athletic teams participate in sports including basketball, soccer, cross country, and track and field.

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Contacting Northwest University

Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE
Kirkland , WA 98083-0579
General Phone: (425) 822-8266

Northwest University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management75business management, business administration, accounting and finance, marketing studies
Religion and Philosophy62Christian studies, philosophy and religious studies, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theological and ministerial studies, youth ministry
Therapy and Counseling48psychology, counseling psychology
Education and Teaching43education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, ESL instruction ...
Liberal Arts31English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science and government, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28registered nursing
Media15organizational communications
Music11music theory and composition
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education
Medicine2medical preparatory
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Northwest University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree25030
Master's degree533
Award of less than 1 academic year61
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years22
Associate's degree92

Northwest University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest University had a total enrollment of 1,259 students (1,159 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 29%
22-24 20%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Northwest University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %

Northwest University Room and Board (2007)

Northwest University offers campus housing for 650 of its 1,159 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Kirkland, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Northwest University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450580
SAT Math430520
ACT Verbal1725
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1825

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT81%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Northwest University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,520
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,520
Room and board $ 6,578
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,050

Financial Aid:
Northwest University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 378300)

Northwest University Faculty

Northwest University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1610
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$72,6700*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$63,5680*
Associate professoracademic year7$52,51013$51,969
Assistant professoracademic year7$47,7606$45,608
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year25$56,04520$49,626

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwest University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Track Cascade Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports181331

Northwest University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Marketing, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, Other

Mathematics, General

Organizational Communication, General

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Theory and Composition

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Christian Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Assemblies of God Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
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