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Study at Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Nampa, Idaho. It was founded as an elementary school in 1913. NNU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. NNU is organized into the following academic schools:
  • School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education, Social Work and Counselling
  • School of Health and Science
NNU's athletics teams participate in the NCAA Division II in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The schools sponsors teams in basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field and volleyball. NNU's official mascot is the Crusader. The campus also hosts several students clubs and organizations.

Profile of Northwest Nazarene UniversityStudents attend Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID, a small city. The school is proud of its Church of the Nazarene status. Northwest Nazarene University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Northwest Nazarene University has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in family and social work.

Northwest Nazarene University Selectivity

Applicants to Northwest Nazarene University appreciate its open admissions policy.

Student Enrolment

There are 1, 836 students at the school .

Student Life
Northwest Nazarene University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Northwest Nazarene University values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Northwest Nazarene University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management90business, business management, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching87elementary/middle school admin, reading teaching, curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, education of learning disabled, special ed administration, school Counselling, English teaching, . . .
Family and Social Work53social work
Liberal Arts46general studies, speech and rhetoric, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, international relations, Spanish language
Religion and Philosophy38theological and ministerial studies, religion, religious education, philosophy, missionary studies, philosophy and religious studies, theology and religious vocations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine33registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling24marriage and family therapy, psychology, physical therapy
Science19biology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management, parks and recreation studies, health and physical Education
Design7graphic design
Music7various music studies, music, music theory and composition, music performance
Media3mass communication, communication and journalism
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Engineering2engineering physics
Art Studies0art studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Photography and Commercial Art0drawing
Contact: Northwest Nazarene UniversityNorthwest Nazarene University

623 Holly St

Nampa, ID 83686-5897

General Phone: (208) 467-8011


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