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We Have Two Words For Students of Faith: Welcome Home.

Northwest is a top-rated private Christian university that sits on 56 acres in one of the safest communities in the Pacific Northwest—Kirkland, WA. We are surrounded by world-class amenities, natural beauty, and companies that have changed the world. But what truly sets us apart is a rigorous collegiate experience where hearts are united in our love for Christ, for learning, and for each other. Any university can help you pursue knowledge. Why not choose one that can also help you pursue a more abundant life?

Academic Programs

Whether seeking a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, you will discover a university that is rare in today’s world: One where students can grow in character, in careers, and in Christ.

A student male student raises his hands in worship at an outdoor service on Northwest University's campus.

Jesus First. Jesus Always. Why Study In a Jesus-First Community?

  • To learn in a vibrant academic community that encourages your faith.

  • To experience a university that nurtures your mind and your soul.

  • To discover your unique divine calling and transform it into a career.

  • To be taught by caring professors who encourage your love for Christ.

  • To be shaped by experiences and people you will never forget.

National Recognition for Northwest University

Best Regional Universities”

– U.S. News & World Report

Best Christian Institution, WA”


Top 20 Best Value Schools”

– U.S. News & World Report

Top 50 Christian College in U.S.”


People’s Choice Gold Winner: Best Colleges”

– Seattle Times Best of the Northwest

Student Spotlight She Looked For A School And Found A Home

Grace Seyoum visited many different universities looking for the right fit. See why Northwest University rose to the top of her list and the difference that a Jesus-first learning community can make.

Undergraduate Admissions

The Creatio Center for Technology, Media, and Design We Take Gaming Seriously

If you’re looking for a career in digital gaming, our new BA and BS degrees in video game design and development can help you get there. You’ll learn from instructors who work in the industry to provide first-hand experience. Plus, our location puts you near hundreds of video game companies—a great place to find internships and build a career network!

Watch this video to see what makes our program unlike any other.

Learn more about our video game degrees.
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Cutting-Edge Programs For An Ancient Mission

Northwest University is pleased to announce the following new programs to help fulfill the call of Christ in our students’ lives.



Students study an Anatomage table with their professor. The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tool. It is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and is among the tools you’ll find in use at Northwest University.

The College of Health Professions Great Health Care Careers Built Here

Health care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy today. If you’re looking for a career that will grow with it, we offer several proven paths. Whether you seek nursing, exercise science, pre-med, counseling, or our upcoming Physician Assistant graduate program, we offer a fully accredited education in a supportive environment that welcomes your love for Jesus and equips you to serve others with compassion and expertise.

Health Care Programs: Nursing / Exercise Science / Psychology / Mental Health Counseling / Physician Assistant Studies / Doctor of Psychology

Did You Know?

of our majors offer real-world internships

student to faculty ratio

of NU graduates say their faith grew

of NU graduates say they were prepared well for their career

of NU students found jobs within 6 months of graduation

Northwest University Publications

For Prospective Students Pursuit Magazine

Pursuit Magazine Cover

For Friends and Alumni Northwest Passages

Passages Magazine Cover

How Can We Best Serve You?