Northwest University

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Northwest University can be found in Kirkland, WA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Northwest University has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1430 (25th percentile) to 1740 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Northwest University average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northwest University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Northwest University was reported as 97.2% in Fall 2013 with over 465 college applications submitted to Northwest University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1430 - 1740
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Northwest University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Northwest University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northwest University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 75.6%
  • 2010-2011: 63.0%
  • 2011-2012: 61.6%
  • 2012-2013: 63.6%
  • 2013-2014: 97.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 76.5%

How Does Northwest University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Northwest University is seventy-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Washington-Bothell Campus75.7%
Cornish College of the Arts59.2%
Seattle Pacific University72.1%
Trinity Lutheran College95.7%
University of Puget Sound85.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwest University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 600
Math470 - 570
Writing480 - 570
Total Score1430 - 1740
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 28
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