About Northwest University
Who We Are
Northwest University is a regionally accredited, Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Located in Kirkland, Washington, we have been preparing students to lead in their careers since 1934 and offer a variety of degree programs to meet the needs of an ever-changing society.
Our traditional undergraduate experience includes over 70 majors and programs—as well as off-campus internships—to equip students for success in their careers. Our online degree programs provide the flexibility of classes that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
Our beautiful campus is a semi-wooded tract of 56 acres that overlooks Lake Washington and is just minutes from the world-class city of Seattle with all of its amenities. A view of the snow-clad Olympics graces the skyline to the west. At NU, opportunities for fun abound, from hiking and snowboarding to watching the 2014 Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks.
But there is more to our location than recreation. We are also neighbors to some of the most successful companies of the 21st century, including Microsoft, Google, Boeing, and Amazon. These game-changing corporations are great places to intern or work once you graduate. It’s no wonder why our home, Kirkland, was voted by Money Magazine as the fifth best place to live in the U.S.
Since our beginning, Northwest University has been a Christ-centered institution, and we have not wavered. Today, we continue to build a Christian community wholly dedicated to the spiritual vitality of each student—where our love, respect, and support for one another are evidence of God’s presence.