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Northwest University Rises in National Poll

Northwest University Rises in National Poll

U.S. News and World Report

Northwest University recently received national recognition from two major college ranking services: U.S. News & World Report, and These two established entities have been ranking colleges for years, taking a variety of factors into consideration. For their 2019 rankings, both groups recognize Northwest University as one of the best Christian colleges in the West.

To view our U.S. News & World Report ranking, click here. In our second year ranked as a regional university, we have broken into the top 50 in the West. For the first time, we now outrank several prominent state schools, as well as many distinguished Christian universities. Our overall position is encouraging, as Northwest University moved up 17 places from the previous year. We continue to grow in other categories as well, including "Best Value," where we're listed as #27 in the West.

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We were also excited to be included in a list of "The Best Colleges in Washington," from To view our ranking, click here. Washington State is home to some incredible educational institutions, so we’re honored to be listed as one of the best colleges in Washington.

Our staff and faculty have worked hard to continually push NU to new heights, and these scores are a welcome marker of our progress. Our thanks to both U.S. News & World Report and for including us in their 2019 rankings.

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