If you want to apply to NNC, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to NNC for fall should anticipate a decision by October 15.
Here's an overiew of some of NNC's admissions stats.
|NNC 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Mean SAT Score||1107|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||54%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||31%|
These are the application deadlines for Northwest Nazarene University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 15||October 15|
NNC does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. NNC will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
NNC has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by NNC during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with NNC for more information on admission factors.
To apply to NNC, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with NNC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to NNC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At NNC 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.
At Northwest Nazarene University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to NNC directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
NNC considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
NNC has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 54% of NNC's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other NNC applicants, you should aim to score between 980 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At NNC 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a NNC student is 1107.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of NNC students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of NNC students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
To be most competitive at NNC, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for NNC's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for NNC students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to NNC.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in NNC during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to NNC?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to NNC.
Does NNC accept transfer credits?
✅ NNC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. NNC accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does NNC accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ NNC accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to NNC?
❌ No, NNC is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is NNC's acceptance rate?
✅ NNC has an acceptance rate of 88%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at NNC?
❌ NNC does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into NNC? NNC is a somewhat selective institution. The NNC acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
26 and Above
20 to 26
20 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At NNC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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