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Colleges / Northwest University

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate95%

Northwest University Admissions

Northwest University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Northwest University is 95%. Out of 427 applications received in 2023, 405 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Northwest University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $30.

Northwest University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Northwest University's admissions stats.

Northwest University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

Northwest University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Northwest University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No November 15
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Considering Applying Early to Northwest University?

Northwest University does not offer early decision or early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Northwest University Admissions

Transferring to Northwest University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Northwest University

Northwest University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Northwest University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Northwest University

Wondering what factors are considered by Northwest University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Northwest University for more information on admission factors.

Northwest University Application Requirements

To apply to Northwest University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Northwest University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Northwest University?

Students admitted to Northwest University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Northwest University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Northwest University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of Northwest University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Northwest University?

To be competitive with other Northwest University applicants, you should strive to score between 1055 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northwest University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1055, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Northwest University students scored 635 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Northwest University students scored 685 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

To be most competitive at Northwest University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Northwest University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Northwest University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Northwest University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Northwest University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Northwest University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Northwest University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Northwest University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northwest University.

Does Northwest University accept transfer credits?

✅ Northwest University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northwest University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Northwest University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Northwest University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Northwest University?

❌ No, Northwest University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Northwest University's acceptance rate?

✅ Northwest University's acceptance rate is 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Northwest University?

❌ Northwest University does not offer early decision.

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Northwest University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Northwest University? Northwest University is a somewhat selective institution. The Northwest University acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


Northwest University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwest University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwest University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Northwest University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1055 - 1300


Math SAT Range

510 - 635


Reading SAT Range

540 - 685

Northwest University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Northwest University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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