Northwest University

AcademicsSince 1934, Northwest University has successfully prepared students for service and leadership. More than 900 undergraduate students study in over 45 academic programs including church ministries, teacher education, business, psychology, biblical literature, biology/pre-med, IT, recording arts, and nursing. In addition, the university offers ten on-campus graduate programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Bible and Theology, Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership, Master in Ministry, Master of Education, Master in Teaching, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Master of Arts in International Care and Community Development, and a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology. NU also offers a growing number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are 100% online. Mission: Carry the Call"We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need." Students at Northwest University are challenged, and then equipped, to "Carry the Call." With their hearts, to develop compassion and character. With their heads, to discover the joy of rigorous study and mental discipline. And with their hands, to actively engage the world around them. Spiritual GrowthNorthwest University is committed to the spiritual development of each of its students. The university community gathers three times a week in Butterfield Chapel for worship and teaching by a diverse collection of significant speakers. Students can participate in a variety of ministries that reach out to the community through service and prayer. NU also helps students understand the intersection between their faith and their career. CommunityNorthwest University is located on a 56-acre campus on the eastside of Seattle in Kirkland, near Lake Washington, placing students within minutes of leading corporate headquarters including Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and Nordstrom. Greater Seattle has it all, including festivals, museums, parks, lakes, shopping, and major league sports. The Pacific Northwest offers some of the best venues for activities including skiing, hiking, climbing, windsurfing, biking, and canoeing. Practical ExperienceNorthwest University students benefit from opportunities to gain practical experience, both locally and globally. Over 75% of our undergraduate students participate in career-enhancing internships. For example, students have interned at a Seattle television station, with the Seattle Seahawks, and at Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. Education majors work with qualified teachers while observing and student teaching in local schools, and ministry students intern with experienced pastors in area churches. In addition, senior students in the Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing spend a month in a cross-cultural context, serving in hospitals and clinics in countries such as Taiwan, India, Mexico, and Africa. Last year, 74% of our traditional students were enrolled in programs that require an overseas experience specifically tied to their field of study and integrated into their curriculum.

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Private, Coed 1934 Assemblies of God Church Semester $7.3 million + 5520 108th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 822-8266
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36 100.0 Washington Kirkland 1205 853