Jesus First. Jesus Always.
Research shows that many students lose their faith while in college. But NU is not like most other universities. Here, we put Jesus first in all we do. You’ll be encouraged and challenged in your spiritual life like never before. At chapel services. By the new friends you make. By the questions you tackle in class. By the mission trips you experience. And by the image of Christ you see in the students and faculty around you each day.
A Private Christian University is More Affordable than You Think
Starting Costs: $44,619
We start with the lowest cost of private Christian universities in the region. But we don’t stop there.
Actual Costs: $20,729
With NU’s average financial aid award of $23,890 your final costs are drastically reduced. And your financial aid package may be even higher.
What Kind of financial help is available?
Whether you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, there are many scholarships available for Kirkland campus undergraduate students. We offer many scholarships based on merit, talent, or need which do not need to be repaid. See which one is right for you.
The Value of NU: Comparing Tuition Costs
When you compare the tuition of Northwest University to other private universities in the area, you’ll like what you see. We work to keep our costs low and our standards high.
Accredited and Nationally Recognized
Northwest University is accredited at the highest possible levels. In fact, we’ve earned the same accreditation as Stanford and other academic institutions. The degree you earn here will be highly respected by employers.
Best Regional Universities”
– U.S. News & World Report
Best Christian Institution, WA”
Top 20 Best Value Schools”
– U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 Best Christian Colleges in U.S.”
Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs”
We Major In Majors
We offer over 70 majors and programs to get you started on a career path. But that’s not all. Over 70% of NU students are involved in off-campus internships. Here, you’ll learn in class and then put that knowledge to use with local companies. It’s a great way to gain practical experience and set yourself up for a job once you graduate.
Where Creativity Can Become Your Career
Are you interested in UX design, audio production, music production, video production, or computer science? Then the Creatio Center for Technology, Media, and Design is the place for you. Learn from seasoned industry professionals and set yourself up for a great career once you graduate.
Small Is Smart
With a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1, our professors know more than your name—they know you. We take an individual approach to education, rather than the one-size-fits-all at larger schools. And you’ll learn by leading—whether in student government, drama, music, campus ministries, or on mission trips. So, why get lost in a sea of faces? Choose small. Learn large.
Career Readiness Initiative
We’re In Good Company
Money Magazine voted Kirkland as the 5th best place to live in the US. We’re close to a wealth of recreational activities and companies that have changed the world. For NU students, that means opportunity for fun while you’re here and—more importantly—excellent opportunities for employment once you graduate.