We Welcome Students From Around The World
Welcome to Northwest University (NU) in Kirkland! Our outstanding international program offers a warm and inclusive environment for students from around the world to pursue their educational goals. At NU, we have provided students with an exceptional academic experience since 1934. Located in Kirkland, WA., our campus offers a secure and nurturing atmosphere where students can focus on their studies and personal growth. Our dedicated faculty and students are not just educators and classmates, but a caring community that will support and inspire you throughout your educational journey. From academic classes to chapel services, musical groups, drama, and athletics, you will be encouraged to broaden your knowledge, build friendships, and experience America in a safe and supportive academic environment. We can't wait to welcome you to Northwest University!
Wondering what it’s like to study at Northwest University? This video will give you an overview.
Why Choose Our International Program?
3rd Best Place To Live in US
Northwest University is located in the heart of Kirkland, Washington, recently ranked by Money Magazine as the 3rd best place to live in the United States. At NU, you’ll be a short drive to the world-class amenities of Seattle but live in a safe and upscale residential neighborhood close to Lake Washington, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.
Top Accreditation. Best Value.
Northwest University is accredited at the highest levels possible. We have the same regional accreditation as the University of Washington and Stanford. This means a degree from NU will be highly regarded by potential employers and by other universities. And we were recently ranked as a Best Value college by US News and World Report.
World Class Neighbors
When you look at the map, you’ll see some of the most respected companies on the planet just minutes away from our campus. This can mean excellent opportunities for internships as a student and employment once you graduate. Many of our professors come from these companies, bringing real-world insights into the classroom.
A More Personal Experience
There are real advantages to choosing a smaller university. With our smaller class sizes, you’ll have meaningful conversations with your professors—during and after class. And unlike larger schools, at NU you’ll never be a number. Faculty, staff, and students all work together to create a welcoming community that is committed to your growth.
With You From Start To Finish
We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, so you can spend your entire academic journey in one place. Choose from over 70 majors for a bachelor’s degree—including fields such as technology, healthcare, and entertainment. And our accelerated programs allow you to obtain your bachelor’s and master’s in just five years.