Northwestern Polytechnic University is ideally located in Fremont, California, the 4th largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within easy reach of San Jose, the high-tech capital of the world, Fremont is also not far from the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto (Stanford University). The NPU campus is situated in a high-technology park in Fremont and is surrounded by international corporations and leaders in the information technology industry. The campus buildings house the administrative offices, campus library and reading rooms, several electronics, communications, database, and simulation laboratories, assembly rooms, classrooms, computer workstation rooms, a student assembly hall, recreation center, game room, student association club offices, several break and dining rooms, and several other functional facilities such as faculty offices and workrooms. The NPU dormitories are located just off campus in the neighboring residential community. For more information on campus housing, please view the Housing pages.
The City of Fremont, California, is truly one of the best-kept secrets of the Bay Area. It is a safe, clean, modern, and relatively new community, well funded and well planned, and has one of the highest qualities of life ratings of any city in the U.S. According to the City of Fremont's official government website, Fremont has a population of 214,000 people and over 1,200 high-tech firms. It has a convenient BART system (local train) and an extensive network of bus services. Residents can enjoy over 50 community parks within the city including beautiful Lake Elizabeth and scenic Central Park. Fremont is also very proud of the quality of its citizenry and has the lowest crime rate in the U.S. for cities with more than 200,000 people. Fremont's citizens are a diverse mix from all corners of the world: African Americans 3%, American Indians 0.3%, Asian 36.8%, Hispanic 13.5%, Pacific Islander 0.4%, White 41.4%, and Other 4.7%.