Private 4 Year

Northwest Christian University

Eugene, Oregon

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Northwest Christian University overview
Location Eugene, Oregon
Online nwcu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Northwest Christian University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Northwest Christian University, now known as Bushnell University following a name change in May 2020, is a private, Christian liberal arts college located in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1895, the institution retains a historic affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, the university offers a campus atmosphere that is both tranquil and lush, characteristic of the surrounding region's natural beauty. Bushnell's academic profile includes a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with particularly noted programs in teacher education, business, and psychology. The campus incorporates residential facilities, providing on-campus housing options for students. The university's application process is considered moderately selective. Bushnell University, located within a vibrant college town, offers easy accessibility to the cultural and recreational offerings of both Eugene and nearby major city, Portland.

In the most recent statistical year 552 prospective students applied, and 369 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 91 enrolled in the school.  616 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 83 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,000 plus fees of $220.












NCU is rated within the lower 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Northwest Christian University overview
SAT 1140/1215
ACT 17/18
GPA 3.45

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Northwest Christian University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,050
Other Fees$220
Room and Board $10,480
Budget for Other Expenses$2,250
Total One Year Cost$47,000

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

100% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwest Christian University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 33%
Psychology 17%
General Studies 12%
Education 11%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209409 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Christian University.

Current students may use the Northwest Christian University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.