Northwest Nazarene University


Northwest Nazarene University, a private, Christian university located in Idaho’s Boise Valley, is committed to a holistic education, that develops students intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.

Founded in 1913, NNU offers courses at its 88-acre residential campus, as well as online and at extension campuses in Idaho Falls, and in 35 countries around the world. With more than 80 undergraduate programs, plus 18 master’s degrees in six different disciplines, four Education Specialists degrees and two doctoral degrees, NNU prepares students for servant leadership in diverse professions and disciplines. NNU is an NCAA Division II school and its Nighthawks boast 13 men’s and women’s athletic teams.

NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Quick Links & Contact Information

Quick Links & Contact Information

Admissions Office
Phone: 1-877-668-4968

Registrar’s Office
Phone: (208) 467-8548

Financial Aid Office
Phone: (208) 467-8638



I’ve been hearing about ‘Here for Good’ from NNU – what does that mean?

Here for Good at NNU is more than a tagline for us. We believe the world can be a better place. Our graduates are making that happen: teaching, healing, innovating, researching, preaching, caring and serving in communities everywhere. We are grateful for our rich heritage, but we’ve got our eyes on the future, too—a future you’ll help create.

Do you have my major?

With over 80 undergraduate programs, there’s a good likelihood we do:

What is it like on NNU’s campus?

In short, it’s amazing! Learn more about what community and campus life means to us:

Yes! All you have to do is apply – your application is also your scholarship application. Click here to see how much you could earn:


A lot! Our academic scholarships alone could be worth up to $16,000 per year, $64,000 over 4 years! Learn more:

Yes! Give us a call at 208-467-8496 to set up an on-campus visit.

Of course! Schedule a virtual visit today:

You bet! Check it out:

What is being done to help our community stay healthy?

The following measures are being taken to create a safe and healthy campus:

  • Saliva-based coronavirus screening
  • Extra Sanitation and cleaning
  • Daily health screenings
  • Physical distancing
  • Face coverings in all shared public spaces
  • Good hand and cough hygiene
  • Traffic patterns within campus buildings
  • Protocols for review/approval of health and safety measures at all campus events
  • Testing and stay at home protocols for exposed or ill community members
  • Encouraging the reduction of travel
  • Offering optional transition to remote learning following Thanksgiving (required for those who travel outside of the area for break)

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