Northwest Nazarene University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Nampa, Idaho. NNC was founded in 1913 and the school enrolls around 2,050 students a year, which includes 1,326 undergraduates. NNC provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.
📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to NNC for Fall 2023 is August 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by October 15.
Student Activities at NNC
Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of NNC's theater groups.
NNC does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.
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.
|2022 NNC Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||88%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||ED not offered|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA Offered but % not available|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||54%|
|Percent of Need Met||77%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$27,090|
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.
Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what NNC offers and if the college could be the right college for you.
NNC is moderately difficult to get into. Around 88% of applicants get into NNC each year. Last year, 2,843 students applied to NNC and 2,506 were admitted.
Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Approximately 74% of students who start at NNC return for their second year of college. 62% of NNC undergrads graduate 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 placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.
Check with NNC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.
As of 2022, the total market value of Northwest Nazarene University's endowment was $61.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, NNC spends about $5,741 a year.
Tuition 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. First-year students that attend NNC full-time are awarded $27,090 a year in financial aid, on average.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $27,352 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 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
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 be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is NNC a good school for you?
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NNC is located in the suburban setting of Nampa, Idaho, less than an hour from Boise.
If you want to see NNC for yourself, be sure to 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.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to NNC is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into NNC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1220 and Above
980 to 1220
980 and Less
The median SAT score for NNC students is 1107. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to NNC, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at NNC.
Wondering what life at NNC is like? There are approximately 2,049 students enrolled at NNC, including 1,326 undergraduate students and 723 graduate students. 79% 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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