Northwest Nazarene University

659 reviews
  1. Nampa, ID
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  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

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
Application Website

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

Reviews

659 reviews
  • Excellent
    211
  • Very Good
    250
  • Average
    161
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    12
Nampa/Boise Idaho – Nampa Idaho area offers a four-season climate, with mild winters and outstanding fall and spring seasons. Winter snowfall, usually occurring in December, January and February, is normally sparse and seldom covers the ground for more than a few days. Humidity is low. Summers are pleasantly warm, with 86 as the average high temperature for June, July and August.
There's a saying we have here in Idaho &quot;if you don't like the weather wait 20 minutes it will change&quot;. Where the above is an average of weather in the valley you need to be aware we can have high snow fall and 95-105 degree summers. You also need to be prepared if you deceide to enjoy outdoor activies and pay attention to warnings no matter how much you think you know!
  • College Student
  • May 21 2012
Boise....Big City Run by Small Town Folks – I go to school right outside Boise, ID. Boise is a dream landscape for adventurers and artists alike. The beautiful backdrop to the city is the sawtooth and blue mountains. The mountains are littered with snow in the winter and bike trails in the summer. Those seeking more of the night life atmosphere will find plenty to do in downtown Boise from music festivals to live music to amazing food all the way to dancing and karaoke. The opinion of students from my school in this area is very high. NNU has a long history of producing quality citizens and world changers. Many of its graduates go on to do non-profit work in other countries or start successful small business's of their own. NNU is valued in the community, and despite its small size, has a big reputation!
  • College Senior
  • July 11 2012
Moderately Easy to Get in....Once You're in However, You're Expected to Work! NNU has a long tradition of high academic standards but easy to moderate admissions requirements. This makes for an easy way to determine students who really want to be here versus those who don't care too much. Professors here really take a vested interest in students personal and academic life and support students throughout the entire process. Small class sizes make for great learning atmospheres and one on one help is almost always available.
  • College Senior
  • July 11 2012