Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, United States
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Overview of Northwest University

About this school

Northwest University, founded in 1934, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 65-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Seattle.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,871
    • Men:747 (39.9%)
    • Women:1,124 (60.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northwest University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5520 108th Avenue, NE
City, State, Zip
Kirkland, WA  98033
Phone
(425) 889-5231
Fax
(425) 425-0148
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
January 15
Early Action Notification
February 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 493 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 314 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 179 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
247 (50%) of 491 admitted students enrolled
Women
133 (43%) of 312 admitted students enrolled
Men
114 (64%) of 179 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.41
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
549 average |500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
567 average |510-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
26%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
23%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,540 (72.60589318600368%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,630 (19.86648250460405%)
  • Other Expences: - $840 (1.9337016574585635%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,430 (5.593922651933702%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northwest University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003783
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
225 (93.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
191 (84.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
189 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$16,561
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 160 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,502
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 164 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,962
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 20 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
33 (13.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,413

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,107 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
974 (88.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
968 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
140 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$17,638
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 867 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,035
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 819 (84.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,930
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 85 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
170 (14.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,384

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,930
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Debating, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Married Students, Parents of Current Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,551

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


170

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


13%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
177,081

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
134
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northwest University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


52.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.9%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • General Studies
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Writing, General
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Theology and religious vocations

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master in Ministry, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study (12)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • International Business
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Theology
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


84,430

Nearest Metropolitan Area


56 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Seattle

Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 69.9 average high in September
Rain
151 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Seattle
Nearest Bus Station
9 mile(s) from campus in Seattle
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Seattle

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


55% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northwest University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student ministries, pursuit (worship service), northwest university business club, environmental stewardship club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,377

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,871
Women
1,124
Men
747

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.9% Asian
  • 5.8% Black/African-American
  • 9.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 61.9% White
  • 8.0% Unknown

International Students


0.7% from 24 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


712

Student Resources

Study resources