Northwest Nazarene University
Nampa, ID, USA

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Northwest Nazarene University
3.81 Average Rating

Jessica from Eagle, ID

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Of course I learned in the classrooms, but I also learned a lot about myself and about others in the dorm, cafeteria, and at campus activities. I had to learn how to properly juggle my study time, relationships, job, cleaning and laundry, and personal time (including sleep). Personally, I learned that my agenda book was one of my greatest assets, helping me stay on top of all of the papers, projects, tests, meetings, and fun activities. I found the importance of communicating clearly my expectations and my encouragement to my roommate. Setting the alarm clock across the room was another thing that I learned helped me to get up on time and get to class. I learned that my professors really care about me and that I can ask them for help with academics and with life questions. I learned how much I appreciate all my parents did for me and have sacrificed for me and that they have helped me, in so many ways, become a responsible, honest, and fun young woman.
Am enjoying being here
NNU encourages academic rigor and spiritual vitality. I love being challenged academically, and I love the opportunities to learn more about God and serving others. Relationships are what makes life so fulfilling. I enjoyed getting to know a few of the the international students who came to NNU, along with the many other life-long friends I made this past year. I enjoyed serving on my freshman dorm council which planned and organized events for wings, the whole dorm, and our dorm with the other dorms. I also liked serving the admissions department by being a hostess to prospective students who visited the campus - I got to show them around, answer questions, and have them stay in my room. NNU is NCAA Division II, and I had lots of fun going to basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball games, and track meets. The weekends were fun - it seemed like there was always an event, game, or a concert to attend with friends.
Tips for prospective students
Beginning on move in day, decide to be friendly and reach out to others. Communicate honestly with your roommate. As you are walking down the sidewalks to class, make eye contact and smile! Sit in different places in the cafeteria. Look for people that need to be included and include them. Get involved on campus - there are lots of clubs and organizations to choose from. Don't forget to go to class, study, keep a calendar of when things are due, and get your needed exercise and sleep. If you don't want to gain the freshman 15, don't eat after 7pm, walk the stairs instead of taking the elevator, and eat your fruit and vegetables.
Great for these types of students
NNU is a great place for students who want a smaller campus with fellow students and professors who care and want to invest in their life and students who want to truly find and prepare for their purpose/calling in life. NNU is a place where students are prepared to be global Christians through academic excellence, social responsiveness and creative engagement. NNU has 60 areas in the following schools: Art, Humanities and Social Services, Business, Education, Social Work & Counseling, Health & Science, and Theology & Christian Ministries. It is a Nazarene school, but 45% of the students are from different denominations.
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Timothy from Cove, OR

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Northwest Nazarene University has great teachers, great spiritual atmosphere and great fellow students. The campus is very nice as well. I would advise it to anybody.
Tips for prospective students
Don't come here if you want to come to a party school, but if you want a great school with great academics then come. get your work done though, and apply for scholarships, because it isn't cheap.
Academic Rigor
The teachers work you very hard, and you learn a lot. But the teachers are so good at getting the subject through to you that you hardly notice how much you are learning, because its comes across very easily.
Dorm Life
Again, don't come here if you just want to party, but dorm life is very fun. We have plenty of parties, the students here are all nice, and you can have a good time in between studying.
Food and Dining
The food here is really good, with a lot of options. However, it does get kind of boring after awhile.
What to do for fun
There are plenty of interesting things to do around campus, from participating in the concert band, to playing video games with friends, to playing humans vs. zombies with the whole campus. You won't be bored.
Bang for the buck
It's very spendy, but I think it's worth it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The brick house. 50 cent coffee drinks every Thursday. It's very good.
Great for these types of students
If you are a Christian who is interested in improving his walk with the lord, while at the same time having fun and learning a lot, come here.
Campus Safety
I've never had any troubles, and I haven't heard of anyone else having much trouble either. Lock your cars, and don't leave anything laying about in plain sight, and you'll be fine.
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Suzie Student

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This University has an excellent reputation for providing a quality education.
The facility members are caring and very well trained in their fields.
The quality of the education I am receiving will be used to help further my career as well as provide me with spiritual well being.
Tips for prospective students
Register early. The staff is very willing to help with questions and concerns. They take their job seriously and will be very helpful.
Academic Rigor
The classes are challenging and yet achievable. The professors are available to help with problems and will work with you.
Dorm Life
I live at home.
Food and Dining
The food is excellent. Many choices are available accommodation a wide range of dietary needs.
What to do for fun
There are many options for fun both on and off campus.
Bang for the buck
The program that I am in is for working adults. I am able to work full time and still attend classes.
Great for these types of students
Students who are looking for a Christ centered education.
Working Adults as well as traditional students.
Clubs and Activities
There are a variety of clubs and activites for students to join and be a part of campus life.
Campus Safety
The campus is well lite at night. There is when security needed. I feel very safe on campus even when I am there at night.
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Greggory from NAMPA, ID

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This University has an excellent student to teacher ratio. There are many classes that have 30 or less and when it comes down to my specific major, the class sizes are even smaller. This is helpful when needing help or if I have questions on the material. I can call most of my professors at anytime and schedule an appointment if I need to and all the faculty and staff are very friendly.
Am enjoying being here
Here at NNU, the dorms are set up so we can really connect with the people and grow as a student body. There are plenty of fun events that bring us together and we have fun. I love the way the student government is set up and the campus is friendly. You can sit with anyone at any meal and not feel excluded.
Bang for the buck
Yes NNU is a little pricey, but the financial aid works well with each student to address each of their needs as well as giving students many ways of applying for jobs in the area, even on campus at times. Being more expensive is definitely worth the price though. The environment feels safe and the dorms are well built with heaters in each room and Internet ports in every room as well.
Tips for prospective students
I should say, if you come to campus, get involved. Don't lock yourself in your room. Go to events, go to sports games, be involved in the student activities. The more you get involved and explore all the different parts of campus and people will start to recognize you and support you in what you do for being here and involved.
Great for these types of students
Student who want an education, Who want to play sports but also learn, Students who want to graduate with a degree and have a well rounded education, Students who want to further themselves in graduate school, drama or music students as well!
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Leslie from Rialto, CA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I was planning on attending NNU to try a new state and learn from different people. On the day of graduation from my high school I realized that I'm scared to attend the school. I dont know anyone or if I will like it there.
Will enjoy being here
I will only know if I'll enjoy my time there by actually attending.
Bang for the buck
The school is a pretty expensive school but all money invested in education is well worth it.
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Kate from Seattle, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am definitely learning a lot. NNU is a liberal arts schools so we are required to take a variety of classes. Sometimes it is annoying to take a variety of classes that I may not enjoy, but I learn so much. And the information really is helpful, even if I don't see it now. Not only am I learning a lot on the academic side, but on the spiritual side as well. Going to chapel, bible studies, and just hanging out with Christian friends really helps me grow in my walk with God.
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoying it quite a bit. I love the community at NNU. People are very accepting of each other. There isn't the normal drama or fights like at other schools. People are willing to help you if you are having trouble. People have so much fun with out the raging parties too. It is just a good environment.
Bang for the buck
NNU is very expensive. The financial aid officers will work with you to try and help you with loans and scholarships, but it still is very hard to come up with the money. NNU is a great school and I love going there, but sometimes I wonder if it is really worth all the money. But if you can make it work and get scholarships, then it is completely worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Apply for scholarships like crazy ahead of time. If you come to NNU strong with money it will make it easier to stay in the future. It will be easier to take out loans, just because you don't have that much money out already (so you won't keep piling up the loans). Also realize that this is a time when you are going to figure out who you are. Maybe write out your values, because you are going to be tested and have to come up with solutions on your own. NNU is a great environment for that, though. NNU really helps to shape you.
Great for these types of students
NNU is a good school for people wanting to grow into strong Christian adults. Even if you are not a Christian, it is a good school to help shape your morals and values to be a strong respectable person in the world.
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Kaytlin from Nampa, ID

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I love the intellectual and inquisitive atmosphere on campus. Not only are classrooms highly challenging but there are forums and discussions after hours about issues happening on campus and around the world. I am also learning so much about myself and my relationship with God. There are so many extra learning experiences on campus, even as a freshman I have had internship opportunities that I would never have gotten anywhere else.
Am enjoying being here
The campus community is so uplifting at NNU, not only do the profs actually care about the students but the entire campus is really connected, everyone knows everyone else and most people are friendly. I don't feel like I have missed out on anything by going to a Christian college, if anything I have had more social and academic opportunities because of the small setting and I love it!
Bang for the buck
NNU, like any privet institution, is expensive. It is so deeply worth it however. There are so many opportunities here at NNU and there are so many social events that the money really pays off.
Tips for prospective students
Come visit campus! Everyone who steps on campus, eats in the Dex, goes to a community chapel, or stays in one of the dorms can feel the family atmosphere radiating throughout campus and you will love it! Come meet a few of the profs and find out that you will be getting something here, that is just not possible in a lecture class of 200 people.
Great for these types of students
If you thrive in a busy and crowded environment NNU is not for you. NNU is so laid back and easy going but very intellectual. Also drinking and that sort of thing is not allowed so if that is what you are looking for NNU is not the number one choice. However, if you are looking for a family atmosphere that will be fun and energizing as well st spiritually and intellectually challenging NNU is wonderful.
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Curtis from Lynnwood, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Every teacher has great things to offer and you never feel as if a class is pointless because every teacher offers great things for you. I never walk out of a classroom and think that I didn't learn anything because my teachers are always amazing. If you think you're struggling with anything then you can easily get help by asking the teacher. Teachers are always willing to help you out here.
Am enjoying being here
This school is just amazing and the campus is so beautiful. Although I'm from out-of-state I enjoy living here and would even move here. The weather can be a bit out of sorts but for the most part the weather is lovely. The community at this school is the most loving community I've ever met. Since Northwest Nazarene University is such a small school you'll get to know a lot of people and generally everyone is friends. NNU also has tons of opportunities for you to get involved and to have fun.
Bang for the buck
NNU is very expensive but it is worth every penny. You'll see that every penny of your tuition, room & board serves the school well. Everything here is so very nice and, compared to other schools, big. The dorm rooms are of adequate size and the dining cafeteria is usually worth the cost. Even if you are having a hard time affording college there are many scholarships, over 100, that will help you get money. All of these scholarships are only for people attending our university. Check it out.
Tips for prospective students
Try everything but not too much. As a Freshman it's easy to get overwhelmed. Calm down and find a good set of friends. It's okay to not hang out with your wing, roommate, or your friends from the first week of school.
Attend classes and do all your homework. Go to bed at midnight. Fred Meyer's Peanut Butter with Honey makes for a great late night snack. Learn your schedule and all of the schedules. Never miss chapel.
Great for these types of students
Absolutely every student.
Especially Christians.
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Danielle from Boise, ID

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Absolutely incredible school! The teachers care about each student individually and the class room sizes make it easy to learn and interact. There is a strong sense of community as students care about students and there are always new activites to be involved in.
Tips for prospective students
Save money for books, many of them are made specifically for NNU
Just go to chapel, it ends up being quite interesting and fun
Do not be afraid to reach out and open up to fellow students, everyone is so kind!
Academic Rigor
The classes specific to degrees are quite challenging and take a lot of study time outside of class. The professors have high expectations of all of their students and are pretty tough when it comes to grading,
Dorm Life
Quite fun, always clean and always something fun to do
Food and Dining
The dex is very clean, there is always a lot of variety and the food is good
What to do for fun
Sporting events, activites put on by student government and specifc doorms
Great for these types of students
Christian students who want to apply Christ to the academics and life after college
Clubs and Activities
Have something for everyone and many opportunities for students to create new ones
Campus Safety
Very safe. The campus police is great.
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