Finally. A University That Will Build On What Your Church Has Started.

As a pastor, you’ve spent years building the youth in your church on the foundation of Jesus Christ. But many universities today have created policies, cultures, and instruction that seek to undermine this foundation.

Students who enter college as Christians and graduate with their faith intact:


Barna Research, 2020

At Northwest University, it’s a much different story. Our professors proclaim Jesus. Our classrooms invite Jesus. And our chapel resounds with praise. Here, students don't just receive a highly awarded educational experience. They graduate with an even deeper sense of Christ's presence in their lives.

Students At NU who say their faith has grown:


NU Alumni Survey

Hear From Our President About The Centrality Of Christ

Over 70 Majors and Programs. On Campus or Online

Business | Communications | Science, Health, Math | Ministry | Education | Music | Psychology | Technology, Media, Design

We offer a broad variety of majors and potential careers for students to choose from. At the same time, we realize that one size does not fit all. Some students seek the experience of life on campus. Others the convenience and flexibility of online. At NU, we offer them both.

Highly Awarded Academics

Christ calls us to excellence. NU is accredited at the highest institutional level possible—the same as UW, Stanford, and other universities. Our faculty are not only highly credentialed (PhDs), but many also come from the corporate world to bring real-world insights into the classroom.

NWCCU Accredited

Best Regional Universities”

– U.S. News & World Report

Best Christian Institution, WA”


Top 20 Best Value Schools”

– U.S. News & World Report

Top 50 Christian College”


Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs”


A Private Christian University is More Affordable than You Think

Starting Costs: $44,619

Includes tuition, room & board, books, supplies.

We start with the lowest cost of private Christian universities in the region. But we don’t stop there.

Actual Costs: $20,729

Includes tuition, room & board, books, supplies.

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.

Professors Who Care

Students at large schools can get lost in a sea of faces. With an average classroom size of 10:1, our approach is more personal. Here, professors really get to know students. Their strengths and challenges. Their goals and ambitions. Unlike other universities, our instructors see your son or daughter as more than a brain to be filled, but a unique soul to be nurtured—academically, personally, and spiritually.

Where Careers Are Made

We’re blessed to be in one of the most beautiful and job-rich environments in the U.S. Our students spend 4 years preparing for their vocation and building a career network with the world-class companies that surround them. And thanks to our Career Readiness program, NU graduates hit the ground running.

Graduates who found jobs 
within 6 months of graduation:


Academic Programs with Integrated 
Internship Opportunities:


“I want to praise Northwest University for offering an authentically Biblically based, Christ-centered education. You see it across the board—from students, to staff, to faculty, to board members and up to the President. NU is an unusual blessing.”

—Amy Weisz, Northwest University Parent

How Does The Greater Seattle Area Rank?

Metric Ranking
Job Growth: 7th (WalletHub)
Highest Salaries: 6th (KC Media)
Best City for Job Seekers: 10th (MoneyGeek)
Access To Nature: 3rd (Student Conservation Association)