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Northwest Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 456, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 8 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northwest Christian University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 20. Its tuition and fees are $24,930 (2013-14).
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Mission of Northwest Christian University: To develop competent, ethical leaders for service in the workplace, community, Church, and world.
Vision: To be a college known for its integration of excellent academic programs, a foundation in the Christian faith, and a focus on teaching leadership and ethics.
Core Themes: Manifest excellence in higher education; exercise stewardship for sustainability; foster life-transformation in Christ-centered community; produce successful graduates.
The Morse Event Center, which opened in Fall 2003, contains a gym, locker rooms, weight room, and offices for the athletic department and Student Life. The Center for Leadership and Ethics was established in January 2005, which will includes lectureships, consulting, and programs for the community on ethics. A new faculty building was opened in March 2006 which was dedicated as the Pomajevich Faculty Building on May 6, 2006. The faculty emphasizes mentoring and advising with students in small class settings.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
When applying to Northwest Christian University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||66.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Northwest Christian University is 13:1, and the school has 80 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northwest Christian University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||27%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Northwest Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 456, with a gender distribution of 38.2 percent male students and 61.8 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus. Northwest Christian University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Northwest Christian University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Northwest Christian University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Northwest Christian University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Northwest Christian University, 89.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,465.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$24,930 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,800 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data