U.S. News Rankings
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Northwest University is a private institution that was founded in 1934. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,355, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 56 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northwest University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 15. Its tuition and fees are $25,904 (2013-14).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Vision: Carry the Call
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Assemblies of God|
When applying to Northwest University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Northwest University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||86.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
Northwest University has 66 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northwest University include: Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other; Psychology, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other; and Organizational Communication, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.
|Student-faculty ratio||N/A 4|
|4-year graduation rate||39%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Northwest University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,355, with a gender distribution of 41.3 percent male students and 58.7 percent female students. Northwest University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Northwest University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Northwest 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 University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Northwest University, 82.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,765.
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||$25,904 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,190 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data