Northwest Nazarene University

657 reviews
  1. Nampa, ID
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 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 14 responses
Report
  • Christian
    64%
  • Social
    21%
  • Hypocrite
    7%
  • Studious
    7%
  • Friendly and social
    0%
  • Religious
    0%
  • Responsible
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Perfect size
    45%
  • Community First
    36%
  • Small
    18%
  • Christ-centered Community
    0%

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%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

657 reviews
  • Excellent
    211
  • Very Good
    248
  • Average
    161
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    12
While it's luster has worn off as I've deepened by education here, NNU is still one great school. The small, Christ-centered community has helped me in many ways, from finding employment in my field to getting help with classes to getting connected with the Nampa and Treasure Valley community as a whole. It's not a school for everyone, as it's generally pretty "tame." Also, Idaho winters suck unless there's snow on the ground. But I am privileged to be able to do my undergrad at this institution, and it is also up for consideration for continuing my Master's at.
  • College Senior
  • 13 days ago
The community at NNU is the greatest and one of the most supportive communities I've ever been apart of. I love that I can be in a community that not only is supportive in every way I need academically but also socially and spiritually. Between all the student life events, living on campus, and the students that make NNU the place that it is I couldn't have chosen a better school for me. The smaller community and class sizes allow for so many different opportunities to work hands on with professors whether it is in understanding a class or working on a research project with them. The campus life is so great and a positive community to live among. Also NNU being a Christ Centered community makes the experience of being a student here even better. I am given opportunities to grow and learn in my walk with God while being supported by a lot of my peers.
  • College Junior
  • 16 days ago
There is a tight knit community here at NNU. I love the relationships professors make readily available to all students. Everyone has a place.
  • College Junior
  • 18 days ago