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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

NNU’s campus is closed to visitors until further notice. Like you, we’re disappointed we are not able to welcome prospective students and their families to campus right now. In the meantime, we are still here to answer your questions. Contact the admissions office: admissions@nnu.edu.

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  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
    B+
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
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.

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
February 2
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,559/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,476/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.60 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,089Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
394
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Friendly and social
    38%
  • Christian
    33%
  • Social
    16%
  • Religious
    7%
  • Hypocrite
    2%
  • Responsible
    2%
  • Studious
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Community First
    67%
  • Perfect size
    22%
  • Christ-centered Community
    6%
  • Small
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    61%
    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

    Northwest Nazarene University Reviews

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    Northwest Nazarene University has been one of the few colleges across the country to hold class in person. With that being said, classes had to sometimes be held virtually if the professor was put into quarantine. We also had one week where the entire school went online to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Online learning was a tough adjustment for both the students and the professors. Some professors were better than others at making this adjustment. They were all committed to doing the best they could, but some professors made classes a lot shorter or were less detailed in their lectures. One positive about the online classes is sometimes they would be pre-recorded, so I could watch them at any time during the day I preferred.
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    I arrived at Northwest Nazarene University not knowing a single person, but after a semester I did not regret my decision to attend there. The campus is very pretty on a sunny or snowy day. Most days are blue sky and sunny which is a plus. However it does get very cold in the winter. Campus is quite small so all your classes are within walking distance, which is nice. They recently just built a brand new student commons building that is includes hang out spots and the cafeteria (called the "dex"). The library, while not as new, is also a really nice facility with comfortable seating and study rooms. My academics have been rigorous and a lot of work, but still manageable. I liked most of my professors and felt like they tried to connect with the students. My social life came along smoothly as I found new friends to do stuff with like play games somewhere on campus or go somewhere off campus between Nampa and Boise.
    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.