Show educations.com as: Mobile

Northwest University

Northwest University was founded on October 1, 1934. We are a Christian co-educational institution accredited at the highest institutional level nationally and regionally. We awards associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 70 programs.

Northwest University is a Christian institution built on the values, morals, and ethics of Jesus Christ. It is NU’s mission to provide its students with the moral foundation necessary to engage with the world honorably and professionally.

Our classes are not easy, but excellence never is. Our commitment to excellence means that we maintain a very high standard for our faculty members and classrooms. At Northwest, we keep class sizes small. Our expert professors will engage your intellect and challenge you with new ideas. Their doors are open. Their hearts are open. And they’ll become an inspiring and significant part of your university experience.

Our athletes compete in the Cascade Collegiate Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Our varsity sports include soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, track and field, and cross-country. Our women’s soccer team has won league championships. As proud as we are of accomplishments like this, we’re even more proud of our athletes themselves. They are champions of character who have been recognized by the NAIA as Athletes of the Year for their sportsmanship and talent.

We are surrounded by companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Google, Starbucks and more that have changed the world. Our 56-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, voted by Money magazine as the Fifth Best Place to Live in the U.S. This means access to internships while getting your degree, excellent employment options, and strategic alumni connections once you graduate. Not only that, students can participate in boundless recreational activities in the great Pacific Northwest.



Programs

Bachelor's degree
Business
Business Administration Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration On campus Kirkland
Business Management
Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Online / Distance Kirkland
Marketing
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing On campus Kirkland
Economics & Finance
Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting On campus Kirkland
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies On campus Kirkland
Engineering
Sound Engineering
Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production On campus Kirkland
Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Video Production On campus Kirkland
General Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies On campus Kirkland
Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Online / Distance Kirkland
Health Sciences
Nursing Studies
Bachelor of Science in Nursing On campus Kirkland
Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online / Distance 18 months Kirkland
Humanities
Cultural Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies On campus Kirkland
History
Bachelor of Arts in History On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics On campus Kirkland
Theology
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in Church and Ministry Leadership On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in General Ministries On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in Youth, Children, and Family Ministries On campus Kirkland
Online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership Online / Distance Kirkland
Journalism & Communication
Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies On campus Kirkland
Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication Online / Distance Kirkland
Languages
English
Bachelor of Arts in English On campus Kirkland
Management
Bachelor of Arts in Management On campus Kirkland
Leadership
Online Bachelor of Arts in Humanitarian Leadership Online / Distance Kirkland
Online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership Online / Distance Kirkland
Organizational Management
Online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management Online / Distance Kirkland
Natural Sciences
Biology
Bachelor of Science in Biology On campus Kirkland
Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science On campus Kirkland
Performing Arts
Music
Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Music Industry On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in Music On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Business On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Arts in Worship and Music Studies On campus Kirkland
Physical Sciences
Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Science in Data Science On campus Kirkland
Social Sciences
Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology On campus Kirkland
Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online / Distance Kirkland
Sports & Exercise Science
Sports Science
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science On campus Kirkland
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science On campus Kirkland

Scholarships & funding

Whether you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, there are many scholarships available for Kirkland campus undergraduate students. Scholarships are based on your need or academic performance or a particular talent. A student may not receive more than 2 scholarships.

AVAILABLE TO UNDERGRAD FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:

President’s scholarship:

selected through the invitational President’s Scholarship Competition, an on-campus, two-day event held each spring.

  • GPA: High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Test Scores: At least one of the following:
    • SAT – 1250 or higher
    • ACT – 28 or higher
    • CLT – 83 or higher

Academic scholarship:

Determined by GPA and SAT/ACT/CLT Scores

Bible quiz:

Full-time study and Participation through senior year of high school at a regional level or higher.

District Youth Directors Scholarship:

Contact your Assemblies of God Youth Director for application information.

Empowering the future:

Every Kirkland on-campus undergraduate student pursuing a College of Ministry degree will receive financial aid, not including loans, equal to at least 50% of tuition. This financial aid includes Pell, institutional scholarships, institutional grants, and endowment funding. If these sources do not reach 50% of tuition, an additional discount titled “Empowering the Future” will be given to reach the 50% of the tuition amount.

Music Scholarships:

Recognized instrumental or vocal talent with active participation in a music ensemble as determined by the Music Department faculty.

NU Athletic scholarship:

Recognized athletic talent in one of the sports.

NU Bound Scholarship:

The NU College Bound Scholarship is available to those students who are eligible for the Washington State College Bound scholarship, are eligible for the Pell Grant award, and have received the Provost Scholarship.

Nurse R.O.T.C Scholarship:

Must be a full-time student, taking R.O.T.C. classes as an elective.

R.O.T.C Scholarships:

Must be a full-time student, taking R.O.T.C. classes as an elective.

Theatre Scholarships:

Recognized theatrical performance or design/technical talent with active participation in theatre production as determined by Theatre Department faculty.

Videos

Contact school

Want to know more about Northwest University? Send your question and details directly onto a dedicated student recruiter.

Currently living in *
Nationality *

Why study at Northwest University

  • Over 70 programs: NU gives students of all callings the opportunity to discover and cultivate their gifts, offering over 70 majors and programs to choose from.
  • Small Class Size: At NU, the student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1, allowing for the kind of personalized education you may not find elsewhere.
  • Location: NU’s campus is located nearby the corporate headquarters of companies like Microsoft, Expedia, Amazon, and Costco, as well as many innovative tech startup. This close proximity contributes to a robust job economy for NU graduates, as well as rich internship opportunities.
  • Internships: Internships are the best way for students to gain real-world experience. That’s why over 70% of students hold internships at NU. Often, this leads to full-time job offers from some of the best companies in the area.

Awards & Accreditations

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional)

Accredited

A Best Value University

U.S. News and World Report (2022)

Accreditation of NU's College of Business

Accreditation Council For Business School Programs, Accredited

Membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

Accredited

approval from the Professional Education Standards Board and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington

Accredited

Accredited doctoral program in Counseling Psychology

American Psychological Association, Accredited

Student services & facilities

  • Career Readiness Initiative: NU has identified a list of workplace competencies and certificates to prepare students even more fully for the workplace. Also every academic major requires a local internship.
  • International Student Services-we provides academic English instruction and also support to students from around the world with the goal of developing dynamic leaders, scholars, and international professionals
  • Campus life: there are many ways to get involved in the community life: attending an event put on by our Student Activities Board (SAB), engaging in meaningful conversations hosted by our Multicultural Life office, hanging out with your friends in our Residence Halls (Residence Life and Housing), attending an Eagle Athletics event or worshipping as a community through one of our many Campus Ministries programs. Additionally, at Northwest University we have over 20 clubs and organizations we encourage our students to get involved in.

Campuses

Our beautiful campus is a semi-wooded tract of 56 acres that overlooks Lake Washington and is just minutes from the world-class city of Seattle with all its amenities. A view of the snow-clad Olympics graces the skyline to the west. At NU, opportunities for fun abound, from hiking and snowboarding to watching the 2014 Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks.

Student lifestyle

At Northwest, we are neighbors to some of the most successful companies of the 21st century, including Microsoft, Google, Boeing, and Amazon. These game-changing corporations are great places to intern or work once you graduate. It’s no wonder why our home, Kirkland, was voted by Money Magazine as the fifth best place to live in the U.S.
Since our beginning, Northwest University has been a Christ-centered institution, and we have not wavered. Today, we continue to build a Christian community wholly dedicated to the spiritual vitality of each student—where our love, respect, and support for one another are evidence of God’s presence.

At Northwest University, there are so many ways to get involved in community life. Whether that is attending an event put on by our Student Activities Board (SAB), engaging in meaningful conversations hosted by our Multicultural Life office, hanging out with your friends in our Residence Halls (Residence Life and Housing), attending an Eagle Athletics event or worshipping as a community through one of our many Campus Ministries programs. Additionally, at Northwest University we have over 20 clubs and organizations we encourage our students to get involved in

Accommodation

Welcome Home

You aren't just choosing a university. You're also choosing a place to call home. NU is dedicated to creating a close, supportive, and safe community for all students. A place where you'll learn how to live life well with others. A place where you can thrive academically, spiritually, and socially. A place that feels like it was made just for you. Because guess what? It was.

Guy, Perks, and Crowder Halls (GPC) house primarily first-year students throughout nine floors. The three independent buildings provide the following common areas for NU community use:

Perks Lounge features a large-screen HDTV with Comcast Cable service, an air hockey table, a fireplace, and a large piano. Perks Hall also provides our student government (ASNU) members with office space, where they are available as a resource for fellow students. Crowder Lobby is a smaller lounge with comfy couches for studying or hanging out with friends. The GPC community kitchen provides a full kitchen, lots of counter space and tables for cooking or studying, comfortable couches, and a wall-mounted TV with a DVD player.

Gray and Beatty Hall offers a diverse community of seasoned upperclassmen and transfer students. The two independent buildings are joined together by a large lounge area that features a large-screen HDTV (great for movie nights) with Comcast Cable service, a pool table, and a small, private study room.

The beautifully renovated Gray/Beatty basement features an HDTV with surround sound speakers, a shuffleboard table, and a modern kitchen. This space can accommodate an entire floor of students for events.

Our student apartments are nestled in the woods on the upper east side of campus. They offer a more private and independent residential experience for returning upperclassmen. They consist of two- or three-bedroom units that are spacious, partially furnished, and include utilities.

Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

M. P.
Northwest has been a place of incredible growth for me during my time here. Between having professors who are genuinely invested in helping students grow, making memories with my friends all across campus, and enjoying the spiritual life on campus, NU has become a second home for me.
J. Benitez
As a student at NU, I've been able to meet so many great people. The Christian community aspect of the school bolstered by spiritual life in a positive way. I was also given opportunities to do internships and travel to other states for classes. I studied History and Political Science which has helped me become a better writer, speaker, and list...
Show more
Cooper M
I have been a Creatio Student for two years now and I don't think that I've taken a Creatio class that I didn't love. The classes are built around a learn it wile you do it teaching style that encourages collaboration and creativity. The instructors love what they do and their passion shows in their work.

Contact

Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE
98003 Kirkland Washington
United States of America

 Show phone number
www.northwestu.edu

Message the school

Want to get more information about this institute and its programs? Fill out the following form and we'll pass it on directly to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.

Reviews
School rating
(5.0)
Based on 5 reviews.