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Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa, ID 4-Year Private

About NNC

Northwest Nazarene University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Nampa, ID, less than an hour from Boise.

Founded in 1913, NNC currently enrolls around 1,957 students a year, including 1,241 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About NNC

Acceptance rate: 77%

Average GPA: 3.6

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 15

NNC Acceptance Rate 2021

NNC is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 77 percent of all applicants are admitted to NNC each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at NNC is 3.6 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is NNC a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at NNC, around 78 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 284 students who started at NNC as first-time freshman, 124 graduate within four years.

NNC's six-year graduation for undergrads is 57 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $28,429 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does NNC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is NNC a good school for YOU?

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August 15 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about NNC in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

623 S. University Boulevard Nampa, ID 83686-5897

Campus Setting: Small Town

NNC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 2

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NNC is Feb 2.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NNC is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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NNC Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at NNC is like? There are approximately 1,854 students enrolled at NNC, including 1,196 undergraduate students and 658 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from ID and 43% percent of students are from other states.


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