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 2,300 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 990 - 1190 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 26 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 90% of all students which applied were accepted at Northwest Nazarene University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 20% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northwest Nazarene University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Northwest Nazarene University was reported as 85.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,670 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

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northwest Nazarene University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 95.3%
  • 2017-2018: 73.4%
  • 2018-2019: 70.9%
  • 2019-2020: 85.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 74.7%

How Does Northwest Nazarene University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northwest Nazarene University is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The College of Idaho48.6%
Eastern Oregon University98.0%
Whitman College56.0%
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 Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwest Nazarene University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math480 - 580
Total Score990 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score20 - 26
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