B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Northwest Nazarene University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
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 60 areas of study to choose from, you'll never have to settle for a major that's anything less than your true passion.

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

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
900-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Northwest Nazarene University

Cost

Net Price
$20,857/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,366/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,376/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,657/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,236/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,742/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,167Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Christian
    38%
  • Friendly and social
    31%
  • Social
    18%
  • Religious
    5%
  • Hypocrite
    3%
  • Responsible
    3%
  • Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Community First
    65%
  • Perfect size
    26%
  • Christ-centered Community
    5%
  • Small
    5%

After Northwest Nazarene University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
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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Northwest Nazarene University is centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God's creative and redemptive agent in the world. NNU is a Christian university of the liberal arts, professional and graduate studies. NNU is founded upon belief in and relationship with God. Therefore, we seek to build our lives and the practices of the University upon the Kingdom of God as revealed in Jesus. NNU has 4 main values: Transformation, Truth, Community, and Service.

Alongside that, NNU has an amazing community surrounded by individuals who invest in others. NNU welcomes every one. Class sizes at NNU are small, which enables professors to instill personal time into every student. NNU also puts on weekly, fun and exciting events for students to connect deeper with one another.

I would highly recommend NNU to anyone!
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A lot of our sports teams are really good! Unfortunately, only a few athletic events each year have a high turnout. This is something being looked into by our athletic department, admissions department, and marketing department, and will hopefully turn around soon!
NNU is the perfect experience for myself and those around me. The community is easily the best part. I know that students of many backgrounds and personalities all find their place here. There are social events nearly every night, so I always have an opportunity to connect with my peers. I love the way NNU includes everyone!