Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $10,000 — $15,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is located in Kirkland, Washington, only 15 miles (24 km) from downtown Seattle. The city of Kirkland is located on the shores of Lake Washington offering views of the Seattle skyline across the lake. The area boasts world class companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Starbucks, Boeing, Nintendo, and other high technology/gaming companies. LWTech students have gone on to transfer to programs at MIT, RIT, Johns Hopkins, UW, and WSU, and have joined companies like Boeing, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and SpaceX.

With over 40 areas of study, students can earn associate and applied bachelor degrees in a variety of academic fields, as well as getting a High School Diploma and Intensive English training. We invite you to learn about our applied bachelor degrees, associate degrees, transfer programs, Intensive English Program, and High School Completion. All of our associate degrees transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, here or at another 4-year college/university. 

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Why Attend LWTech?

  • Innovative degree programs with hands on learning
  • Personalized attention and support from application to graduation
  • Close to Microsoft, Amazon, Google, GoDaddy, Astronics, Nintendo and other high technology/gaming companies
  • Small classes (average 15 students)
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores are optional for admission

Academic Programs

Popular Programs of Study including:

  • Architecture Technology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security & Network Development
  • Design
  • Digital Gaming
  • Engineering 
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Software Development
  • Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
  • User-Centered Design

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Associate Degrees

All LWTech Associate degrees transfer to a bachelor’s degree program either here or at another 4-year university.  Our Applied Science degrees are built upon the technical courses that prepare students for jobs in specific industries. The degree requirements are created largely by the people in industry who serve on advisory committees here at LWTech. 

Bachelor's Degrees

LWTech currently offers 11 bachelor's degrees and more are coming soon. Our BAS in Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program and Computing and Software Development program are both STEM OPT eligible programs.

High School Completion

This program enables students to earn a high school diploma, while earning college credit toward an associate degree.  Students must be 16 years old at the time they enter this program, and must have already completed the equivalent of 10th grade with official transcripts in English.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

No TOEFL score are required for admission. Our IEP prepares students for study at the college level, and is open to anyone interested in learning English. Students who submit an application without a TOEFL/IELTS score are admitted into the IEP program, and continue on into their academic program. Those who test into college level classes will be issued a new I-20 that indicates their intended college program. 

*Please check the website for other ways to meet the English requirements, such as completion of certain language programs:

The official TOEFL/IELTS/DUOLINGO test scores must be submitted directly to the international office with the international student application form.

How to apply

Submit an online application form and required documents:

What Our Students Think

I started LWTech with a dream. My dream was to be able to go to a college in US and build up a good educational background; however, it stayed only as a dream for a long time. Until I discovered the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. LWTech made it possible to have my dream come true. I have met too many good faculty members and staff members who helped me to achieved what I wanted to achieve. Throughout my education at LWTech I never felt lonely specially whenever I have some problem. During my 2-year college time I was able to collect 8 certificates and a AAS diploma thanks to a big number of resources that LWTech supplies to its students. At the end of my 2-year journey, I was able to transfer to UW Seattle – Electrical Engineering program to obtain my 4-year Bachelor’s Degree. I always recommend LWTech to friends and family with no doubt and I will continue to do so. ~Erkam Cakmak (Turkey)


After coming to the U.S., my friends that went to a 4-year University all took a long time to adjust to the teaching style here. Attending here at LWTech with a small class size and going through the process of intensive English program—academic bridge program—academic program provided me a ladder to climb on. Through daily practices, my listening and speaking has improved tremendously. ~Shenghong Fu (China)


Lake Washington Institute of Technology

11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland WA 98034
P: 425.739.8145
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