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.

NNU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

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 requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest Nazarene University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >81%
1135 to 1250 Avg + 71%-81%
1020 to 1135 Avg - 59%-71%
905 to 1020 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 905 Low <46%
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NNU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Northwest Nazarene University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest Nazarene University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >82%
23 to 27 Avg + 71%-82%
20 to 23 Avg - 61%-71%
17 to 20 Reach 50%-61%
Less than 17 Low <50%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Northwest Nazarene University. 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NNU accepts 71% of students who apply.

 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

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%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
137

Applicants have 137 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to NNU before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Nazarene University and what considerations affect 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 Required
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.