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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
About Northwest Nazarene University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Website
From Northwest Nazarene University

Situated 20 minutes from downtown Boise and within arm's reach of Idaho's outdoor pursuits, NNU's best-of-all-worlds location shapes your student experience.

You'll get hands-on experience in and out of the classroom. Whether working in our state-of-the-art engineering labs, shooting on site with the Film School, or performing at local venues in a jazz ensemble, you'll be prepared to pursue any career or an advanced degree at a top graduate school.

With more than 80 areas of study to choose from, you'll never have to settle for a major that's anything less than your true passion.

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Northwest Nazarene University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1030-1230
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,204/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,069/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,121/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,986/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,888/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,056/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,125Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Friendly and social
    36%
  • Christian
    34%
  • Social
    16%
  • Religious
    7%
  • Hypocrite
    2%
  • Responsible
    2%
  • Studious
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.51 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Community First
    69%
  • Perfect size
    23%
  • Christ-centered Community
    4%
  • Small
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    56%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    93%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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    Northwest Nazarene University Reviews

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    The community at NNU is great! I feel loved and welcomed at all times. There are tons of opportunities for you to get involved because people really care about you and your success. So if you want to be involved somewhere on campus, you will receive help doing that. It’s great. People are also willing to include you in their friend groups. I found that it was not hard to connect in multiple places because people are so loving and caring. Without the community aspect that NNU offers, I don’t think I would enjoy my time here at all.
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    Love, love, love the campus. A lot of renovations are happening and the campus is just blooming. It's a very diverse school and it's also Christian, so I'm looking forward to attending. I have about 20 friends who go there already and they love it. I meet them on campus all the time for volleyball or study sessions and I can't wait until I attend in the Fall. I took a tour and was able to get the real NNU experience and absolutely loved it!
    I had originally attended a local private college for a few months. That college had no sense of community and had lied about all the promises they had made during my admissions process. NNU is not like that at all. They have constantly been welcoming and caring during my entire admissions process. They haven't tried to make outrageous promises they have no intent of keeping. They have been completely honest about every situation and that is just one thing that makes this college so wonderful!