NNU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Northwest Nazarene University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT78%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Idaho for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1300 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1205 to 1300||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1110 to 1205||Avg -||61%-73%|
|1015 to 1110||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 1015||Low||<48%|
NNU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT53%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|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 #4 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Nazarene University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>83%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||73%-83%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||63%-73%|
|17 to 20||Reach||52%-63%|
|Less than 17||Low||<52%|
Avg. High School GPA3.56
Typical High School GradesB+
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 73% of students who apply.
|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|
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%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply246
Applicants have 246 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|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Nazarene University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||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.
Frequently Asked Questions
78% of students submit their SAT scores to NNU. 53% 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.