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Northwest Nazarene University

  • Nampa, ID
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 1,477
    total students
  • $26,150 | $26,150
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 15
    fall application deadline
  • 67%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Pre-Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Missionary Studies and Missiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious/Sacred Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Divinity/Ministry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

67% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied993
    • Accepted667
    • Acceptance Rate67%
    • Enrolled1,477
    • Female Applicants622
    • Females Accepted419
    • Female Acceptance Rate67%
    • Male Applicants371
    • Males Accepted248
    • Male Acceptance Rate66%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.54
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 470 600
    • SAT Math 470 620
    • SAT Writing 470 570
    • ACT Composite 21 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$26,150
    • Out-of-state tuition *$26,150
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$400.00
    • Room and board *$6,400.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionMinority Students, Children of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,477
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.08%
    • Black or African American.81%
    • White or Caucasian58.02%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.41%
    • Asian1.56%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.34%
    • Two or more races.88%
    • Unknown9%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students51% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 67%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Crusader newspaper, The Oasis yearbook
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other residence hall check-in system, on-campus police hub

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer No Division 2 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty107
    • Full-time Percentage96%
    • Part-time Percentage4%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 1,261 students to 89 faculty

Location & Contact

623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686-5897
United States



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