Northwest University: Narrative Description

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5520 108th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Tel: (425)822-8266
Free: 800-669-3781
Admissions: (425)889-5209
Fax: (425)425-0148
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 56-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $7.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3757 per student. Total enrollment: 1,180. Faculty: 93 (53 full-time, 40 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 319 applied, 85% were admitted. Full-time: 983 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 85 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 6 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 61% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $22,394 includes full-time tuition ($15,300), mandatory fees ($644), and college room and board ($6450). College room only: $3225. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $640 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Club, Psychology Club, Association of Business Students, Drama Club, student ministries. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Homecoming/Family Weekend, All-School Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 655 college housing spaces available; 509 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. D. V. Hurst Library with 141,427 books, 41,320 microform titles, 905 serials, 5,021 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $387,437. 88 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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