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Discover Your Gifts

You have gifts inside you that the world is waiting to recieve.
At NNU, we’ll help you discover just how transformative you’re created to be. Explore undergraduate, graduate and professional courses here at our campus in beautiful Nampa, Idaho, or our online programs serving thousands of students globally.
Develop your God-given gifts. Transform the world.

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Be surprised.
Be supported. Be seen.

“Community” is more than just a word here. From small classes to one-on-one mentorship with faculty who care about your well-being, you’ll know you belong here. You’ll come to more fully know yourself and who you’re called to be. We offer competitively priced tuition and financial aid to help students like you embrace the bright future that awaits you. Let us help you step boldly into your calling!
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Graduate Students

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NNU has prepared me for this next step by providing rigorous classes and challenging student activities. Specifically, my finance major has taught me how to think logically and reflexively solve problems.
Gabi Rick

Class of 2022 - Business

I’m very prepared for my future. I’ve been interning at Micron Technology through a connection I made at the Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair. Now that internship will turn into a job when I graduate.
Hope Henry

Class of 2021 - Engineering

My time at NNU has really helped me grow and mature as an individual. I have become more independent and am able to learn important life skills that will help me grow in my career as a professional nurse.
Savannah Thanstrom

Class of 2021 - Nursing

Admissions Deadlines

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Important Dates

ROLLING ADMISSION – YEAR-ROUND

November 15th

Early Action

December 15th

Spring Regular Admissions

May 1st

Intent to Attend Notification

In The News

NNU Nursing Students Awarded HAPPEN Scholarships

NNU Nursing Students Awarded HAPPEN Scholarships

Two Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) nursing students were recently awarded scholarships from the Healthcare Associates Providing Positive Education and Networking (HAPPEN) organization at their annual Caregiver of the Year luncheon. HAPPEN, established in 1977,...

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NNU Nursing Students Awarded HAPPEN Scholarships

Two Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) nursing students were recently awarded scholarships from the Healthcare Associates Providing Positive Education and Networking (HAPPEN) organization at their annual Caregiver of the Year luncheon. HAPPEN, established in 1977,...

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NNU ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF STUNT AS 16TH SPORT

Northwest Nazarene Director of Athletics Paul Rush has announced the addition of STUNT as NNU's 16th intercollegiate varsity sport. The Nighthawks' STUNT program is set to begin competition in the 2025-26 academic year, with NNU's home competitions taking place in the...

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THE REAL THING

By: Jay Richard Akkerman, Assistant to the President for Congregational Engagement, NNU Office of University Mission & Ministry The past few days have been bittersweet. By now, I suspect that most of you have learned that Joel Pearsall, NNU’s 13th president, has...

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NNU PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

In a letter to the Northwest Nazarene University Board of Trustees, President Joel K. Pearsall announced plans to retire in the summer of 2025. In a June 4 video call with the Board of Trustees, Chair Mike Zahare expressed gratitude to President Pearsall and his wife,...

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IF YOU’RE READY TO APPLY, DON’T DELAY!

We look forward to reviewing your application. And we’d love to see you stop by for a visit, too. Meet our amazing faculty and students. Discover the true meaning of community. Why wait until classes start to be a part of it?

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Northwest Nazarene University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.