Northwest University Reviews

  • 16 Reviews
  • Kirkland (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,540
100% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Lauren Finlayson
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"My degree program diversified my thinking and enabled me to interact with many people and cultures different from the one I came from. I realized how ethnocentric I was and was challenged to think about things rather than just go along with what I had always done. In my program, I had the privilege to travel to many countries and learn about different cultures. There is so much we can learn from people that come from different backgrounds than the one we come from. Through my travels and studies, I was changed and made a better person for it. Little did I know, but my degree program prepared me to marry my husband, who is from a different country and culture. There is something to be learned from everyone and every culture. The culture we come from is not the better one, it is just different."
Elizabeth Romero
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2019
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Northwest University prides itself on community, and rightfully so. From the first moment you move into your dorm on campus, to the time spent with classmates and professors in your classroom, to the final prayer you pray with your classmates at your graduation ceremony, Northwest University is intentional about community. But our community goes beyond just the Kirkland campus. At Northwest, almost all degrees require some sort of cross-cultural experience. Meaning, you'll spend some portion of your undergraduate studies abroad, building relationships and forming experiences with people who have a different worldview than you, in a place you may have never been. It is easy to feel as though you are in a bubble during your formative college years, but with classmates from around the world, teachers who are constantly traveling to learn more, and your own personal cross cultural experience, your world will not look the same after you graduate. Although all of the global reach may seem daunting, Northwest Universitys small student body, low classroom ratios, and community life involvement, ensure that you can get one on one attention from professors, counselors, campus staff, and not get lost in the waves of students. As a student who was moving over 350 miles away from home, I found it easy to make friends in the classroom, join small groups, and get involved in fun ways around campus. Don't be afraid to get involved on campus and try something new. Northwest is a place where everyone can belong, and everyone can find community. It is a launching pad to send you into the world with different eyes and establish a firm foundation for your faith."
Elizabeth Romero
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2019
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Northwest University prides itself on community, and rightfully so. From the first moment you move into your dorm on campus, to the time spent with classmates and professors in your classroom, to the final prayer you pray with your classmates at your graduation ceremony, Northwest University is intentional about community. But our community goes beyond just the Kirkland campus. At Northwest, almost all degrees require some sort of cross-cultural experience. Meaning, you'll spend some portion of your undergraduate studies abroad, building relationships and forming experiences with people who have a different worldview than you, in a place you may have never been. It is easy to feel as though you are in a bubble during your formative college years, but with classmates from around the world, teachers who are constantly traveling to learn more, and your own personal cross cultural experience, your world will not look the same after you graduate. Although all of the global reach may seem daunting, Northwest Universitys small student body, low classroom ratios, and community life involvement, ensure that you can get one on one attention from professors, counselors, campus staff, and not get lost in the waves of students. As a student who was moving over 350 miles away from home, I found it easy to make friends in the classroom, join small groups, and get involved in fun ways around campus. Don't be afraid to get involved on campus and try something new. Northwest is a place where everyone can belong, and everyone can find community. It is a launching pad to send you into the world with different eyes and establish a firm foundation for your faith."
Andrew Bender
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Northwest University is a great investment into your future. The staff genuinely cares about the students and the majority of the faculty are professionals with years of experience in their prospective fields. The Business School has a lot of connections to businesses in the area. This offers a high chance of employment upon graduation."
J.T.
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2017
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"Earning a degree at Northwest University gave me a well rounded education. Every class I took helped shape me to become the person I am today. Northwest University is a place where anyone can receive a degree and have it not conflict with their faith."
Kevin McLeod
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Project Management
"At Northwest University the MBA program is in a cohort model. This means class sizes are small and you are able to get individualized attention and help from instructors. The program shares strong believes in teamwork and preparing students to make a difference in the future. My decision to attatent NU and partake in the MBA program was the best choice I have ever made towards bettering myself and my career."
Olivia Hall
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2017
  • Degree: English
"My college experience as an English major at Northwest University was superb. Each professor is invested, caring, intentional, and determined to bring out the best in you as a student, adult, and future worker. Being at Northwest taught me to embrace the fullness of my capabilities, dreams, and ambitions; they taught me to reach to the highest goal I had and believe I could get there. However, this confidence and belief would not have been possible without the influence of my professors at this University."
Sofie
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"It provided good preparation for a career in mental health counseling. I loved the emphasis on social justice. It was very balanced and gave me a solid foundation."
Mercy Lay
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Pros: I learn and grow in every aspect of my life as a graduate student under the International Community Development Program (ICD Program). I appreciate the knowledge about cross-cultural awareness to be efficient in my skills and capabilities as a support to any cultural community. Cons: Employment opportunity mostly will be with non-profit organizations. As an international Grad student, I hope that I can find an employment that qualifies me for an H1B visa."
Nancy Erickson
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2015
  • Degree: Teaching
"I am just beginning the graduate program but I am receiving my undergraduate degree next week and am familiar with the school. Northwest University is a small, private college with great student-teacher ratios and qualified professors. I have enjoyed my time there and look forward to finishing my Masters in Teaching next year. This is an 11-month intensive graduate program that is designed for adult students (which I am). I appreciate that they have found a way for older students to finish their requirements in a short amount of time. The "con" is that it is very expensive and if I were to receive a scholarship it would help immensely!"
y sun
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"The physics program at northwest has very high ranking both nationally and worldwide. The faculty is very large, and consists of many world renowned researchers in multiple cutting-edge fields. Students are well exposed to experts and involved in industrial interns. The only con, if any, might be the cold weather in winter."
jessica v
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The psychology department is a very excellent program, I was very satisfied with my degree, the professors treated you not like any student but they considered each class their family and would go above and beyond for students and would make sure to keep in touch after you completed the classes. I was very glad each professor helped their students be their best to complete psychology degrees."
Krista
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Starting at Northwest I thought I had it all figured out as far as my major. They say most people change their major more than once. I had it set in my mind that I would not, rather that I'd start and finish my degree in Nursing. My plans didn't go that way - as most plans don't. The academic advisers sat down with me and worked with the credits that I had to still graduate on time by using the General Studies degree. I was basically able to create a major that worked well for me, and really was the best of both worlds - graduating on time, and with a degree that was right up my alley! My final degree was General Studies with an Emphasis in Science & Healthcare. Knowing that I wanted to end up in the Healthcare field - regardless as of what specifically, General Studies was the way to go for me!"
Daniel Philippe
  • Reviewed: 1/1/2013
  • Degree: Education
"The program is consistently ranked in the top 10 education schools. Upon graduation I'd say it was worth the investment. I feel that I benefited much more as a full-time teacher while completing the program. The final year-long research project, though challenging, was transformative for my career as an educator. Unless you find financial aid, the program is pricey. I received Americorp grant which helped a lot. I am not sure how much support the institution provides."
Amber Ensign
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Overall I am quite pleased with the MACP program at Northwest University. It was perfectly suited for those students who needed to maintain a full or part time job while continuing their education. The focus on Social Justice was also significant for me, and was something I greatly appreciated. The requirements to apply to the program made this program ideal for me. The cohort design to the program makes learning effective, and allows for the development of personal and professional relationships with classmates. I wouldn't trade my experience and time at Northwest U for anything."
JINGJING MA
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2012
  • Degree: Business
"Great academic environment but not so safe at night."