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Northwest University

Kirkland, Washington

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Student Population
Northwest University overview
Location Kirkland, Washington
Online northwestu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Assemblies of God Church
Northwest University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Kirkland, Washington, Northwest University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Assemblies of God Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 556 prospective students applied, and 518 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 190 enrolled in the school.  1,190 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 131 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $32,500 plus fees of $460. Northwest University is ranked 514 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Northwest University is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1025/1245
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.46
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Northwest University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$460
Room and Board $9,000
Budget for Other Expenses$2,470
Total One Year Cost$45,300

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwest University students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 23%
Business 16%
Education 12%
Health Professions 11%
Communication 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236133 IPEDS survey data for Northwest University.

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