Northwest Nazarene University

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Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) is located in Nampa, Idaho, USA. This private Christian liberal arts college has an acceptance rate for applicants of 69.7% (in 2007). The mission of the school is to transform the whole person by instilling habits for the strength, mind, soul, and heart of the individual. Because the school is centered in Jesus Christ, NNU strives to enable each of its students to become one of God’s redemptive and creative agents in the world.

There are six schools at NNU: Theology & Christian Ministries, Health & Science, Education & Social Work, Business & Economics, and Academic Resources (Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.) The school is the home for the Wesley Center for Applied Theology. NNU also offers 29 bachelor’s degrees and 7 graduate programs. In 2007, 1,247 of its 1,836 students were undergraduates.

General Information

Admission Office

623 Holly Street

Nampa, ID 83686-5897

(208) 467-8496

(877) 668-4968

Fax: (208) 467-8645

Contact: Stacey Berggren

Director of Admissions
Main Address

623 Holly Street

Nampa, ID 83686-5897

(208) 467-8000

Total undergrads: 1,324

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 303

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,281

Graduate enrollment: 615


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 66%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Ceramics B
Drawing B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Ecology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Psychology Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Environmental chemistry B
Physics B


Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Religious Education B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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