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A century after her founding, Northwest Nazarene University remains committed to delivering a transformative education through experiential, service, and leadership opportunities, close academic relationships with faculty and a supportive-faith community.

Established in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University, a comprehensive Christian university, is committed to excellence in all levels of learning while fostering the spiritual growth of her students. With more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master's degrees in seven disciplines and a new doctoral program in education, you will find a program you will truly love at NNU.

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Overview

Applicants
984
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 15

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
107
with Terminal Degree
78

61
Men
46
Women
6
Minority

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

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

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Engineering, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Social Sciences, Other.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology.
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other.
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies.
  • Religious Education.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.
  • Youth Ministry.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
  • Drawing.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, Other.
  • Painting.
  • Printmaking.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Jeff Carr
Director of the Los Angeles Mayor's 26 Unit Gang Prevention Task Force

Rick Hieb
NASA shuttle astronaut

Wendy Dement
Medical missionary for Northwest Medical

Rebecca Rossow
Pharmaceutical sales at Pfizer

Telfer Griffith
Anesthesiology resident at Loma Linda Medical Center

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,457

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,653

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,759

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$26,150
Required Fees
$400
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,160

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,635
Transportation for Commuters
$1,280

On-Campus Room and Board
$6,400
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,477
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

2.01%
Asian
1.05%
African-American
6.55%
Hispanic
74.85%
Caucasian
11.53%
Unknown
1.92%
International

55% female
45% male
51% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
67%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
21
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Crusaders)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Crusaders)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melissa Smith
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Enrollment Services
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686

Phone
(208) 467-8000

Email
mbsmith@nnu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Helstrom Business Center
The Brandt Center
Ford Hall
Johnson Sports Center
Thomas Family Health & Science Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Boise
Bogus Basin Ski Resort
Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Boating, Climbing)
Nampa Rec Center
Boise Town Square Mall and Outlet Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8AM - 5PM
(208) 467-8000

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
By Appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
No available weekends, summer, holidays

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Boise Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Nampa is located off Interstate 84, 25 minutes west of Boise and 45 minutes east of the Oregon border. Whether you are coming from the east or west take Exit 35. If you are coming from the west, take a right off of the exit. If you are coming from the east, take a left. The name of the road you are now on is Nampa Blvd. Continue South. You will go over a railroad overpass and turn left at the second stop light onto 3rd Street South, a one-way street. Go approximately 1 mile and turn right at 12th Avenue. Continue south on 12th Avenue for 1 mile. At Wendy's, turn left on Sheridan and go 6 blocks. Turn right on Holly Street. The Welcome Cetner is the first building on the right.

Local Accommodations
Shilo Inn Motel, 617 Nampa Blvd (Exit 35 off I-84), Nampa, ID 83687, 800-222-2244, 208-466-8993. Shilo Suites Hotel,1401 Shilo Dr. (Exit 36 off I-84), Nampa, ID 83687,800-222-2244, 208-465-3250. Super 8 Motel, 624 Nampa Blvd. (Exit 35 off I-84)Nampa, ID 83687 800-800-8000, 208-467-2888. The Pink Tudor Bed and Breakfast, 1615 12th Ave. South, Nampa, ID 83651. The Sleep Inn 1315 Industrial Rd., (Exit 36 off I-84), Nampa, ID 83687, 1-800-SLEEP IN,208-463-6300. Inn America, 130 Shannon Dr. (exit 35 off I-84), Nampa, ID 83687, 800-469-INNS, 208-442-0800.


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