Northwest Nazarene University Admissions

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Northwest Nazarene University Admissions Overview:

Northwest Nazarene University is a generally accessible school, admitting almost all applicants in 2016. Successful applicants typically have grades and standardized test scores that are at least average.  Interested students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal essay. Visit the university's admissions website for more information.

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Northwest Nazarene University Description:

Northwest Nazarene University sits on a nicely landscaped 90-acre campus in Nampa, Idaho, a city just west of Boise. Outdoor lovers will find skiing, fishing, kayaking, climbing, hiking, camping, and other recreational opportunities nearby. The university is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, although 55% of students belong to different denominations. Northwest Nazarene takes its Christian identity seriously, and all applicants must sign a lifestyle commitment form and submit a character recommendation letter.

Students must agree to live according to the university's expectations when it comes to alcohol use, tobacco use, drug use, and sexual purity. An NNU education focuses on the whole person, and intellectual and spiritual development go hand-in-hand. Undergraduates can choose from over 60 areas of study through the university's five schools: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education, Social Work and Counseling; Business; Health and Science; and Theology and Christian Ministries.

Among undergraduates, business and nursing are most popular. At the master's level, business, social work and ministerial studies have the highest enrollments. Students with strong academic preparation should look into the Honors Program for a more interdisciplinary academic experience. Academics at NNU are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with more than 40 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the NNU Crusaders compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,157 (1,450 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,650
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,800
  • Other Expenses: $2,510
  • Total Cost: $39,160

Northwest Nazarene University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,509
    • Loans: $6,977

Academic Programs:

    Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track & field
    • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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