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Northwest Christian University

Established in 1895 and located in Eugene, Oregon, NCU is a regionally accredited University operating within the traditions of the Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. NCU students and faculty partner to create a transformational educational experience that champions wisdom, faith and service, providing graduates with superb career preparation within a Christ-centered environment. Committed to programmatic relevance and a spirit of innovation NCU continues to serve a vital role in the heritage and advancement of Christian higher education throughout the region.

Interesting Facts

  • In one year, NCU students, staff and faculty give more than 4,500 hours of service to those in need.
  • The oldest bible on campus was printed in 1412 AD. It is one of many bibles in the University’s rare bible collection.
  • 100% of 2014-15 NCU athletic teams were recognized as “Scholar Teams” by the NAIA, for having a combined team GPA of above 3.0.


  • Undergraduate: 366
  • Graduate/Professional: 374


  • Traditional undergraduate student (2015-16): $27,100
  • Per credit for adult degree programs (2015-16): $452
  • Per credit for graduate programs (2015-16): $534-$625
  • Room & Board (2015-16): $8,400

Financial Aid Data

  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 91%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $21,090
  • Percent Need Met (Need-Based Aid): 72% of need was met with need based aid  *this includes all undergraduate students and all types of aid that were used to meet need.


  • Total Living: 8,671
  • Percent Living in Oregon: 49%

Student Profile

  • Male: 37%
  • Female: 63%
  • Resident (Oregon) Students: 80%
  • Nonresident Students: 20%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 29 (16 for ADP)
  • Number of Minors/Concentration Fields: 13 (7 for ADP)

Most Popular Majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Exercise Science
  • Psychology

 Class Size

  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
  • Fewer than 20 Students : 11%
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 95%

Athletics and Intramural Activities

  • Students Participating in Sport Activities/Intramurals: 14%

Co-curricular Activities

  • Number of Student Clubs & Organizations: 8

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