Northwest Nazarene University: Narrative Description

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623 Holly St.
Nampa, ID 83686-5897
Tel: (208)467-8011; 877-NNU-4YOU; Admissions: (208)467-8000; Fax: (208)467-8645; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of the Nazarene. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 85-acre small town campus. Endowment: $12.8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6411 per student. Total enrollment: 1,565. Faculty: 98 (96 full-time, 2 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 814 applied, 70% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 63% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 17 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,090 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 66 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 56% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 15% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 70% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Albertson College of Idaho. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/8, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,200 includes full-time tuition ($15,980), mandatory fees ($590), and college room and board ($4630). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and student level. Part-time tuition: $693 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $70 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Are You Serving Him (RUSH), ministry clubs, service clubs, science clubs. Major annual events: Malibu-A Spring Festival, RUSH Days, Intramural Snowball Game. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, residence hall check-in system, on-campus police hub. 776 college housing spaces available; 637 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. John E. Riley Library with 100,966 books, 821 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Nampa, located in southwestern Idaho, has a mild climate with an average mean temperature of 51 degrees and average rainfall of 13 inches. It is the agricultural, industrial and transportation center of southwest Idaho. Industries are processing and packing food, building mobile homes, feed mills, and seed houses; Zilog, a computer chip manufacturer is located here. Community facilities include excellent library, churches representing 22 denominations, hospitals, motels and hotels. One hundred fifty civic, fraternal, and veterans organizations are active. Part-time employment is available. Recreational facilities consist of a state-of-the-art recreation center, six parks, softball and baseball fields, horseshoe courts, tennis courts, roller skating rink and bowling alleys; other facilities are Lake Lowell for swimming, boating, fishing and hunting. A ski run is within 35 miles. Points of interest are the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Givens' Hot Springs, Lakeview Park and Silver City and De Lamar, old mining towns. The Snake River Stampede, a rodeo, is an annual event held in July.

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