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We Have 2 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 humanity, and for each other. Any university can help you pursue a career. 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?

You have decided to follow Jesus. And you want to serve him with all your heart. Northwest University exists to help you do that: To discover and pursue your unique divine calling. To grow in relationship with Christ and develop a powerful spiritual life. To empower your mind and deepen your understanding of the Truth. To live in a community of fellow believers who love the Lord and each other. And to go out and serve others in your career to fulfill God’s mission. At NU, it all happens with Jesus at the center.

National Recognition for Northwest University

Best Regional Universities”

– U.S. News & World Report

Best Christian Institution, WA”

– Intelligence.com

Top 20 Best Value Schools”

– U.S. News & World Report

Top 50 Christian College in U.S.”

– Niche.com

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.
Students discussing coursework in a classroom.

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.

Graduate

Undergraduate

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?


100%
of our majors offer real-world internships

10:1
student to faculty ratio

90%
of NU graduates say their faith grew

93%
of NU graduates say they were prepared well for their career

94%
of NU students found jobs within 6 months of graduation

Northwest University Publications


For Prospective Students Pursuit Magazine

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For Friends and Alumni Northwest Passages

Passages Magazine Cover

How Can We Best Serve You?