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Chances of getting into Northwest Nazarene University

Open Admission Policy

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.

Test Requirements

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.

NNU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest Nazarene University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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NNU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest Nazarene University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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NNU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northwest Nazarene University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 47% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

57% of Northwest Nazarene University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Northwest Nazarene University students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
294

Applicants have 294 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwest Nazarene University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Nazarene University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Northwest Nazarene University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northwest Nazarene University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Northwest Nazarene University prefer SAT or ACT?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to NNU. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Northwest Nazarene University?

NNU has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.