Northwest Nazarene University

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Northwest Nazarene University can be found in Nampa, ID, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 2,200 students enrolled each year at Northwest Nazarene University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score in the range of 1380 - 1730 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Northwest Nazarene University average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. About 60% of all students which applied were accepted at Northwest Nazarene University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 34% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northwest Nazarene University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Northwest Nazarene University was reported as 61.7% in Fall 2013 with over 1,230 college applications submitted to Northwest Nazarene University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1380 - 1730
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Northwest Nazarene University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Northwest Nazarene University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

How Does Northwest Nazarene University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Northwest Nazarene University is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The College of Idaho90.5%
Eastern Oregon University67.0%
Walla Walla University92.9%
Whitman College57.0%
Lewis-Clark State College99.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Recommended
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwest Nazarene University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 590
Math460 - 570
Writing460 - 570
Total Score1380 - 1730
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 29
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 28
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