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Unleashing Student Potential Since 1934

Northwest University is a regionally accredited, private, non-profit Christian university offering associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Established in 1934, NU has been driven by its mission to build a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.

Northwest University—grow your faith and education near Seattle, Washington.

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Bachelor's Degree | Transfer

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Bachelor's | Master's | Doctoral

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Meets Anytime, Anywhere
Bachelor's | Master's | Certificate

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Can I Afford A Private Christian University?

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Northwest University’s Own “Queen of Katwe” Featured in Seattle Times

Phiona Mutesi and her teammate Benjamin Mukumbya, both featured in the Disney movie, Queen of Katwe, began their university studies at Northwest University this fall. These two phenomenal chess players have also been preparing to become chess grand masters under the auspices of Chess4Life in Kirkland. Though they've only been at NU a short time, they've already made a significant impact. 

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