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
A lot of our sports teams are really good! Unfortunately, only a few athletic events each year have a high turnout. This is something being looked into by our athletic department, admissions department, and marketing department, and will hopefully turn around soon!
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago
NNU is the perfect experience for myself and those around me. The community is easily the best part. I know that students of many backgrounds and personalities all find their place here. There are social events nearly every night, so I always have an opportunity to connect with my peers. I love the way NNU includes everyone!
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago
This is a Christian college in Idaho. So as you expect, it's mostly lily-white. However, the Hispanic population has grown a lot in the time I've been here. We also have some African-American students and some Asian exchange students. While the school is pretty white, most students here are pretty accepting of others and quick to call out racism- with the exception of some assholes, but they exist everywhere. Politically, the staff are moderate-to-liberal and the students are a very mixed bag. VERY diverse economic backgrounds. Nearly everyone here is a professing Christians, but there are a few agnostics and they are treated with respect. Sexual orientation is still a pretty controversial subject on campus. I have heard of some openly LGBT students being bullied or judged, but for the most part respected.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago