Can I get into NNU? Northwest Nazarene University is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Northwest Nazarene University directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Northwest Nazarene University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1090|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwest Nazarene University?
Northwest Nazarene University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Idaho for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1090 to 1190||Avg +||86%-91%|
|990 to 1090||Avg -||78%-86%|
|890 to 990||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 890||Low||<68%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NNU?
Admission data indicates that NNU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Nazarene University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>91%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||86%-91%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||78%-86%|
|17 to 20||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 17||Low||<68%|
What GPA do you need to get into Northwest Nazarene University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into NNU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwest Nazarene University was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Idaho for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NNU accepts 86% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||13%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||8%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
57% of Northwest Nazarene University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||27%|
|Top 25% of class||57%|
|Top 50% of class||82%|
|Bottom 50% of class||18%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
Applicants have 54 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwest Nazarene University is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Nazarene University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142461 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Nazarene University.
79% of students submit their SAT scores to NNU. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
NNU has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.