Students Say

Northwest Nazarene University is about making one-on-one relationships and transforming lives, says an education major. Enthusiastic undergrads are drawn to NNU's strong liberal arts reputation and spiritual ambiance. Students describe NNU as, "a Christian community that is about finding out what direction God wants you to take your life in" at the same time "seriously studying to achieve your ultimate dream job in life." While business administration, Christian ministries, and nursing are all popular majors, NNU offers many different areas of study plus several attractive Master's degree programs.

Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
July 31

Other Admission Factors

Overall

Students Say

Northwest Nazarene University is about making one-on-one relationships and transforming lives, says an education major. Enthusiastic undergrads are drawn to NNU's strong liberal arts reputation and spiritual ambiance. Students describe NNU as, "a Christian community that is about finding out what direction God wants you to take your life in" at the same time "seriously studying to achieve your ultimate dream job in life." While business administration, Christian ministries, and nursing are all popular majors, NNU offers many different areas of study plus several attractive Master's degree programs. Regarding professors, one philosophy major says, "My academic experience has [been] conducive in forming mentorships with my professors." Teachers are praised for being "professional" and "extremely knowledgeable" as well as recognized for instilling respect; small class size enables close proximity to professors who are generous with their availability. Mild criticism is pointed at the administration in general for not having "strictly enforced rules" in terms of rules and regulations or its tolerance toward alcohol.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

As one might expect, a good population of NNU students are Nazarene-raised, yet "liberal minded as far as other beliefs go." Many students were home-schooled and come from a rural and religious background; several others are already married. Most undergrads find the student body to be "out-going and friendly—looking to meet new people and explore new ideas." One psychology major believes that the "typical student at NNU is open-minded, often seeking friendly religious, philosophical, or political discussion." While there is a common theme of religious observation this doesn't prevent students from expressing their individuality as "goths" or "hipsters." With some reluctance to pin-point a true "typical student" undergrads do agree that there are some prevailing themes, such as solid regard for community and educational pursuits. As one Christian ministries major states, "Students fit in well as we learn with each other and from each other, forming our own identities and wrestling with our beliefs in a positive and supportive community."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,046
Out of State

Demographics

85% female
15% male
77% are full time
23% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Our school is in Idaho, which means that overall, there is not a ton to do, says one undergrad, yet she adds, "We do have a lively local music scene when spring hits." Since NNU is a strict campus with no drugs or alcohol permitted, students find healthier ways to amuse themselves. "For fun I mostly browse around town and go to the coffee shop," says one undergrad, while "sports are always available to be played," states another. "The Perk" is a popular café spot, and the "Brick House" entertains students with regular Christian concerts. "Life at school can be what you make of it," notes this accounting major. Taking advantage of the setting, groups will often explore Kuna Caves or "go bowling, mini golfing, [or] exploring downtown Boise." Another popular draw are the local hot springs and hiking in the surrounding mountains. When students take a break from their activities there is time to engage in some philosophical musings, "The NNU community really has a strong desire to discuss the deeper aspects of life…I love getting into meaningful conversations with other students."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I


Student Services


Other Information

Campus Visits Contact


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation