Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98083-0579

About Northwest University

Northwest University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,146
Student Age% Under 2568%
 % 25 and Over32%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White66.9%
 % Black4.6%
 % Asian6.9%
 % Latino5.4%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown13.4%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted63%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled38%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT35%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800600 / 800
 SAT Writing460 / 800570 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800580 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3625 / 36
 ACT English19 / 3625
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$23,004
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,004
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid89%
 % Undergraduates with Loans69%
 % Undergraduates with Grants88%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,724
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,800
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,050
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,960
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,690

Neighborhood Data for the Kirkland Area

Median Age37.3
Median Household Income$88,756
Total Population48,334
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.8% 51.2%
 Age 0-953.2%46.8%
 Age 10-1747.5%52.5%
 Age 18-2451.4%48.6%
 Age 25-2952.1%47.9%
 Age 30-3951.1%48.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White80.0%
 % Black1.6%
 % Asian12.3%
 % Latino6.4%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)4.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,724
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,800
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,237
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50017.7%1.4%2.7%
 $500 to $7495.6%6.1%0.0%
 $750 to $99912.8%27.8%12.9%
 Over $100063.9%64.7%81.8%
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