Northwest Nazarene University

623 S University Blvd, Nampa, United States
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Overview of Northwest Nazarene University

About this school

Northwest Nazarene, founded in 1913, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 119-acre campus is located in Nampa.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,530
    • Men:635 (41.5%)
    • Women:895 (58.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northwest Nazarene University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
623 S. University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Nampa, ID  83686-5897
Phone
(208) 467-8000
Fax
(208) 467-8645
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 31
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
96% of 818 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 500 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 318 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
401 (51%) of 783 admitted students enrolled
Women
238 (50%) of 476 admitted students enrolled
Men
163 (53%) of 307 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.59
375 And Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,300 (72.27429699062654%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,400 (18.253576714356193%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,260 (3.1080414405525407%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,580 (6.364084854464727%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northwest Nazarene University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001624
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
257 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
226 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
226 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$25,716
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 163 (72.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,943
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 154 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,001
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 220 (97.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
44 (16.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,329

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,101 (95.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
897 (81.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
897 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
197 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$23,634
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 668 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,489
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 649 (72.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,137
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 809 (90.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
183 (15.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,903

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,288
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


118

Part-Time Faculty


1

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


66%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northwest Nazarene University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


57.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (72)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (17)


  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Theology
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


86,518

Nearest Metropolitan Area


85 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Boise

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 80.9 average high in September
Rain
90 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Boise
Nearest Bus Station
Nampa
Nearest Train Station
Nampa

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


71% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


29%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Crusaders
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, lacrosse, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northwest Nazarene University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, students in free enterprise (sife), student government association, fellowship of christian athletes, the crusader newspaper, the oasis yearbook

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,154

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,530
Women
895
Men
635

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 1.8% Black/African-American
  • 7.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.0% White
  • 5.6% Unknown

International Students


3.1%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


693

Student Resources

Study resources