Northwest Nazarene University

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623 S. University Boulevard

Nampa, ID 83686

Phone: (208) 467-8011
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Northwest Nazarene University is a private institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,477, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northwest Nazarene University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 39. Its tuition and fees are $25,190 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of Northwest Nazarene University is the transformation of the whole person. Centered in Christ Jesus, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God's creative and redemptive agent in the world.

Values are: Transformation, Truth, Community and Service.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1913
Religious affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $25,905,509


When applying to Northwest Nazarene University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15, and the early action deadline is December 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Northwest Nazarene University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.2%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Northwest Nazarene University is 14:1, and the school has 61.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northwest Nazarene University include: Business/Commerce, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and General Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Commerce, General 22%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 14%
Elementary Education and Teaching 13%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%
General Studies 6%

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Student Life

Northwest Nazarene University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,477, with a gender distribution of 44.8 percent male students and 55.2 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus. Northwest Nazarene University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,499
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Northwest Nazarene University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Northwest Nazarene University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Northwest Nazarene University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Northwest Nazarene University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Northwest Nazarene University, 82.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,106.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $25,190 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,400 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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