Northwest Nazarene University Overview
Northwest Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Nampa, Idaho. The suburban atmosphere of Nampa makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Northwest Nazarene University Known For?
- The 3% student loan default rate at NNU is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NNU.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
Northwest Nazarene University Rankings
Out of the 16 colleges in Idaho, NNU is ranked at #2.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Where Is Northwest Nazarene University?
Contact details for NNU are given below.
|Address:||623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686-5897|
How Do I Get Into NNU?
You can apply to NNU online at: love.nnu.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for NNU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into NNU?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Average Test Scores
About 78% of students accepted to NNU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 600.
Can I Afford Northwest Nazarene University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NNU, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,433 a year. That adds up to $25,732 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at NNU is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Northwest Nazarene University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 718 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,089 full-time undergraduates at NNU, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Nazarene University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||22|
|Hispanic or Latino||111|
Idaho students aren't the only ones who study at Northwest Nazarene University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 23 countries are represented at NNU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Northwest Nazarene University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NNU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of NNU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Nazarene University was 5.7%. This is the #1,617 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NNU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NNU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NNU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NNU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#33|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#50|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#82|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#96|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#125|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#143|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#349|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#349|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Northwest Nazarene University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Moonraker0022 under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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