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NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY, KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON

Kirkland, WashingtonLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1851Established Year
  1250Enrollment

Northwest University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1934, The Northwest University is a non-profit Christian University which provides higher studies via online as well as offline courses. The 86 year old institution is a renowned name in the US Education System that has constantly been ranked among the best 501-600th universities by Time Higher Education. 

It offers over 70 diverse majors at raging levels of undergraduate and graduate for its aspirants from across the globe. The University is located in close vicinity to the headquarters of global tycoons such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Boeing and thus, provides a perfect blend of exposure to the students.

Northwest University offers admissions on the rolling basis and thus does not consider any strict application deadlines. However, it does observe an early application deadline of November 15. With an acceptance rate of around 95%, the institute is undoubtedly one of the least selective institutes to study in the USA.

Rankings

As per the recent survey conducted by US News Rankings in 2020, the institute was honored at following positions:

  • #55 in Regional Universities West 
  • The institute bagged position #30 in Best Colleges for Veterans 
  • In the category of Best Value Schools it stood at #19 

Highlights

TypePrivate
Established1934
Campus SettingSuburban
EndowmentUSD 7.9 million
Campus Housing Capacity55%
Application Fee30 USD
Application SeasonRolling Admissions
Acceptance rate95%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as rants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk(847) 491-7271

Programs, Campus and Accomodation

Courses

The Northwest University offers a plethora of courses for international students which ic ladies more than 70 major programs in but undergraduate as well as graduate studies. A number of highly acclaimed doctoral and online courses are offered by the University.

The University associates itself with the following school models:

  1. Centre for Leadership Studies
  2. College of Arts and Sciences
  3. College of Business
  4. College of Education
  5. College of Ministry
  6. College of Nursing
  7. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  8. Creation Centre for Tech, Media and Design

Some of the popular majors are – Business, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Education, etc.

Top Programs in Northwest University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.B.A$26,940
B.A Business Administration$33,500
B.A Management$33,500
B.Sc Nursing$33,500

Campus

  • The Northwest University conducts studies through its two campuses- Kirkland and Oregon.
  • The 56 Acre campus offered by the Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington is at one of the best groomed locations in town.
  • The Student Activities Board (SAB) actively organizes fests to make the campus interactive.
  • The Multicultural Office plans cultural talks and Eagle Athletics events on a regular basis.
  • The University campus is located alongside Lake Washington in Kirkland which offers a number of attractive places to visit and be a part of.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • Northwest University provides accommodation to the students through its halls and student apartments[2].
  • For the first-year students, three independent buildings are made available- Guy, Perks and Crowder Halls.
  • The comforts provided in these halls are: Large screen HDTV, Comcast Cable service, Air Hockey Table, a fireplace, a large Piano, among others.
  • The senior students are accommodated in the Gray and Beatty Halls.
  • These halls are well equipped with pool tables, HDTV, Comcast Cables, private study rooms.
  • The Student apartments are generally made available to the transfer students.
  • These apartments are partially furnished two or three bedroom unit houses with enough space.

Northwest University Application Process

Application Portal: Students can find the application on the online portal of the University’s official website.

Application Fee: The University charges a one-time fee of 30 USD for online application.

Documents Required: Students shall submit the below mentioned set of documents at the time of admission:

  • Official transcripts of high school and college in a sealed envelope.
  • Official scorecard of TOEFL (College code: 4541). The applicant must have a minimum score of 80 iBT in order to be considered for admission.
  • University also accepts SAT/ACT scores over TOEFL scores.
  • A copy of the personal identification page of the applicant’s passport.
  • Bank statement of the official bank account used for payment purposes.

Note that students can reach out the officials in concern with the admission process of the Northwest University: international@northwestu.edu

Northwest University Cost of Attendance

For all the international aspirants hoping to enroll at the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below. 

EXPENDITURESCOST
TUITION33,500 USD
ROOM AND BOARD9,420
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES870 USD
MEALS3,000 USD
TRANSPORTATION630 USD
TOTAL47,420 USD

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

The Northwest University runs a number of financial aid programs in the form of loans, grants and scholarships for international students to study in the USA[7]. The average scholarship value for freshmen is 14,000 USD. About 90% of the freshmen receive financial aid in some form.

The University provides a total of 20 prestigious scholarships to the freshmen and the transfer students. The keenly contested scholarships to watch out every year are:

  1. Name: President’s Scholar

Amount Awarded: Full tuition fee waiver

  1. Name: Provost Scholarship

Amount Awarded: 16,000 USD

  1. Name: Dean Scholarship

Amount Awarded: 14,000 USD

    1. Name: Faculty Scholarship

    Amount Awarded: 12,000 USD

      1. Northwest Scholarship

      Amount Awarded: 8,000 USD

        Alumni Network

        The Alumni Association of Northwest University looks after the Alma matters of the University. Personal ID Cards are provided by the Association to its active members. The Association sends Northwest Passages a 28 page magazine to its members twice a year

        The Hurst Library gives the authority to members of the Alumni Association for borrowing studying material.

        They also enjoy benefits like on-campus Gym at 15 USD per month, access to on-campus Library, discounts on hotels while attending Northwest University events, etc.

        Find a Program
        $ 26,9401st YEAR
        FEES

        2 YEARS

        Course Duration

        Jul 01

        Application Deadline

         EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  7

        Master Teaching

        FULL TIME
        $ 29,2501st YEAR
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        $ 33,5001st YEAR
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        4 YEARS

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        Jun 15

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         EXAM SCORES     IELTS  80  |  TOEFL  6.5
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         EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  7

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        Northwest University Overview

        Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
        Student Population1331
        FAFSA Code003783
        Application Cost$30
        Accreditation NWCCU
        Average Cost of Attendance$32,500 / Year
        Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

        Admission & Dates

        Early action Deadlines

        November 01

        Application Deadline

        April 01

        Application Results

        Regular decision Deadlines

        January 15

        Application Deadline

        April 01

        Application Results

        Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

        Test Scores for International Applicants

        ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
        Language Proficiency
        TOEFL-80- -
        Undergraduate
        SATCheck Detailed Score112010101230 77%
        Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570510630-
        Mathematics550500600-
        ACTCheck Detailed Score231926 34%
        English231827-
        Mathematics221826-

        Northwest University Acceptance Rate

        97.4%

        Acceptance Rate

        469

        Total Applicants

        1331

        Total Enrolled

        Male
        Female

        36.3%

        Male

        63.7%

        Female

        Undergraduate
        Undergraduate Program97.4%
        Total Applicants1026
        Total Enrolled999
        Graduate
        Graduate Programs97.4%
        Total Applicants341
        Total Enrolled332

        Northwest University Enrollment

        Enrollment
        Northwest University Enrollment1331
        Undergraduate Enrollment999
        Graduate Enrollment332
        Graduation Rate
        Average Graduation Rate45.0%

        Attendance Cost

        $32,500

        Attendance Cost

        The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

        Tuition Fees
        Undergraduate Programs$32,500 / Year
        Post Graduate Program$10,764 / Year
        On Campus Accomodation
        Books & Supplies$840 / Year
        On campus, Room & Board$8,400 / Year
        On Campus, Other Expenses$2,430 / Year
        Off Campus Accomodation
        Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,260 / Year
        Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,450 / Year
        Off campus (with family), Room & Board$7,650 / Year
        Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$6,180 / Year
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        Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

        Institutional Accreditations
        Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
        Program Wise Accreditations
        Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

        Faculty

        Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
        301272122911
        +1-425-822-8266
        TELEPHONE
        5520 108th Avenue, WA 98033
        ADDRESS

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        Bus Station

        108th Ave NE & NE 58th St0.3 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 58th St0.31 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 58th St0.31 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 53rd St0.33 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 53rd St0.37 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 60th St0.48 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 60th St0.48 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 62nd St2.18 Km
        108th Ave NE & NE 47th Pl2.19 Km
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        Airport

        Seaplane Scenics1.1 Km
        Evans Heliport3.31 Km
        Overlake Medical Center - Heliport4.18 Km
        South Cove Heliport4.82 Km
        Evergreen General Hospital Heliport6.54 Km
        WT227.93 Km
        Emegency Helistop7.93 Km
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        Shopping Mall

        Kirkland Urban2.28 Km
        Design Market4.27 Km
        The Shops At The Bravern4.59 Km
        Sunglass Hut4.75 Km
        Bellevue Square4.78 Km
        Lincoln Square South4.84 Km
        K Lash & Spa4.87 Km
        Overlake Fashion Plaza5.03 Km
        Overlake Center5.09 Km
        Redmond Town Center5.62 Km
        Cleveland Street Square5.66 Km
        Bella Bottega Shopping Center5.7 Km
        The Village at Totem Lake6.17 Km
        Crossroads Bellevue6.34 Km
        Kelsey Creek Center6.7 Km
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        Book Store

        Amazing Heroes3.04 Km
        Stargazers3.7 Km
        Illumination Arts Publishing3.97 Km
        Barnes & Noble4.6 Km
        Amazon Books4.75 Km
        Bel-Kirk Stamp Coin & Comics4.93 Km
        SoulFood CoffeeHouse and Fair Trade Emporium5.04 Km
        Wee Tots Children's Store5.38 Km
        Half Price Books5.44 Km
        Corner Comics5.51 Km
        Brick & Mortar Books5.55 Km
        Lake Washington Institute of Technology Bookstore5.58 Km
        McDonald's Book Exchange5.59 Km
        Value Village5.91 Km
        Asian Book One7.56 Km
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        *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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