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Colleges / Northwest Nazarene University

About NNC

Northwest Nazarene University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Nampa, Idaho. NNC was founded in 1913 and now enrolls around 1,957 students a year, including 1,241 undergrads. NNC provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at NNC! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of NNC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? NNC students can .

There are no fraternities or sororities at NNC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? NNC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at NNC on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at NNC on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to NNC for Fall 2022 is August 15.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from NNC by October 15.

2021 NNC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%
Tuition $33,740

Is NNC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, 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.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better sense of what NNC offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Northwest Nazarene University

It is moderately difficult to get into NNC. The acceptance rate at NNC is 77%. Last year, 2,793 students applied to NNC and 2,146 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at NNC

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 78% of students who start at NNC come back for their second year of college. Around 57% of students who started at NNC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for NNC Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Tuition and Financial Aid at NNC

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. NNC meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $26,070 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $28,429 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at NNC. Based on this information, how does NNC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is NNC a good school for you?

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Where is Northwest Nazarene University Located?

NNC is located in the small town setting of Nampa, Idaho, less than an hour from Boise.

If you want to see NNC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 84 to Nampa, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Boise.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what NNC and Nampa are like without leaving home.

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College Info

623 S. University Boulevard Nampa, ID 83686-5897

Campus Setting: Small Town

NNC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NNC is Aug 15.

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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970 - 1220


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Wondering what life at NNC is like? There are approximately 1,957 students enrolled at NNC, including 1,241 undergraduate students and 716 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 58% percent are from ID and 42% percent of students are from other states.


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