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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 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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
56%
SAT Range
1000-1240
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$18,176/ 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
    $15,771/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,435/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,553/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,483/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,348/ 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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,125Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Christian
    36%
  • Friendly and social
    33%
  • Social
    17%
  • Religious
    7%
  • Hypocrite
    2%
  • Responsible
    2%
  • Studious
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Community First
    67%
  • Perfect size
    24%
  • Christ-centered Community
    4%
  • Small
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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 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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NNU was a very great experience for me and I think others should experience life on campus here too! The student body is very involved and loves their fellow peers. The professors are very understanding with you as long as you communicate with them about circumstances and situations and things like that. The students are very fun and it is very easy to make a lot of friends here!
I am currently a junior at NNU and so far my college experience has been the best! NNU has many things to offer. The campus is small, which means smaller class size. NNU is also known for its engineering program. From what I hear many NNU graduates end up being admitted to their top graduate school choices.