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Northwest Nazarene University
Nampa, ID
Northwest Nazarene, founded in 1913, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 119-acre campus is located in Nampa.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,517
   Women 867 (57.2%)
   Men 650 (42.8%)
Graduate Students 712
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 55% of 1,589 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $39,000
  Tuition and Fees $28,650
  Room and Board $6,800
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $23,388
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 128
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Nampa Population 86,518
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boise
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 70% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Crusaders
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
1.6% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.1% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students 2.7%
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 36.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported