Northwest University Rankings

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In the World#5340 of 14178
In North America#1430 of 2629
In the United States#1352 of 2528
In Washington#27 of 57
In Kirkland#1 of 2
In Geology#229 of 5,175

Quick Review

Religion
Assemblies of God Church
Acceptance rate
93%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$22,010 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
947
Graduates
392
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
northwestu.edu

Northwest University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate93%93%93%
Applicants556162394
Admissions518151367
Freshmen enrolled full time19065125

273 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
180 or 95%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1025
or below

75% of them
had 1245
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Northwest University are 1025-1245 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
53 or 28%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Northwest University are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White787 (59%)
Nonresident Alien138 (10%)
Hispanic115 (9%)
Asian87 (7%)
Two or more races79 (6%)
Black or African American57 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown34 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander25 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native8 (0.6%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$22,010/year
Average aid awarded
$21,038
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$15,871
$30-48K$15,049
$48-75K$18,878
$75-110K$22,135
$110K+$27,127

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$32,500$19,101
Tuition in-state$32,500$19,101
Tuition out-of-state$32,500$19,101
Fee in-district$460$352
Fee in-state$460$352
Fee out-of-state$460$352

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity681
Combined charge for room and board$9,000

Northwest University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Education, General66
Business Administration and Management, General1833
Counseling Psychology378
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse44
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other1510
Communication, General23
Psychology, General21
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General18
International & Global Studies15
Music, Other14
Biology & Biological Sciences, General13
Marketing & Marketing Management, General12
Elementary Education and Teaching11
English Language and Literature, General8
Accounting and Finance8
Organizational Leadership6
Youth Ministry4
Recording Arts Technology & Technician4
Missions & Missionary Studies and Missiology4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4
Mathematics, General4
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies3
Environmental Science2
Political Science and Government, General2
History, General2
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other2
Religious & Sacred Music2
Music Theory and Composition1
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Music Teacher Education1
Grand Total32381678
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate58%53%60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
23,595
Citations
256,654

Publication count by topic

Chemistry
5,972
Materials science
3,082
Geology
2,390
Computer science
1,936
Mathematics
1,830
Biology
1,451
Physics
812
Business
786
Economics
776
Medicine
607
Geography
537
Environmental science
491
Sociology
457
Engineering
432
Political science
387
Psychology
305
History
262
Philosophy
204
Art
95

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology13673,796
Materials science59942,296
Chemistry65365,521
Mathematics90611,096
Geography9642,051
Environmental science10354,032
Physics10966,849
Computer science12277,642
Biology131216,994
Art153924
Political science1574322
Medicine17125,673
History181520
Economics1848734
Business2007650
Philosophy207810
Engineering2213845
Psychology22771,503
Sociology2525150

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901840
19913858
19925160
19935481
199438122
199547104
199662119
199785131
199862142
1999108210
2000110312
2001194418
2002208526
2003241828
20045511009
20056541380
20068441720
200711442704
200812013321
200912964443
201014365879
201114907555
2012122610456
2013134713164
2014129716039
2015132818615
2016116820820
2017132026324
2018148726127
2019185734250
2020178342361

General info

Alternative namesNU
Founded1934
WikipediaNorthwest University (United States)
MottoCarry the Call, with heart, head and hand
Colorsdark blue, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff275
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address5520 108th Ave NE
Kirkland, Washington, 98083-0579
United States
City population49,000
Phone4258228266
Fax+1 (425) 889 5224

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