Northwest Nazarene University Reviews

  • 9 Reviews
  • Nampa (ID)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,298
100% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 10/3/2020
  • Degree: Business
"Very bad professors that attended average Universities with zero life experience except teaching. The rules are ridiculous. I spent 3 years here before deciding to join the Navy. I wouldn’t wish his place on anyone. Most parents encouraged their children to attend to meet their spouse. Most of the friends I had that met each other at NNU are now divorced and have become worldly."
Nice Loufoua
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"Northwest Nazarene University allowed me opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. From the classrooms, to the chapel, to the track course where I spent my time while pursuing a bachelors as a first generation college student, I felt a sense of belonging which I highly doubt I would have gotten anywhere else. Maybe this will not be your experience, and it shouldn't. You will have your own! I hope it is challenging, I hope it is rewarding, and I hope it exceeds your expectations."
Elisha Storm
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) accepted me into their nursing program rather quickly, due to the competitiveness of the other local colleges. Overall, the campus is very beautiful, has a wonderful atmosphere, and has a highly recommended nursing program in the state of Idaho. The downfalls of the program is mandatory chapel 3 times a week, which can be reduced depending on need and if you did not live on campus. Otherwise, I'd recommend this program if you don't want to wait to get into Boise State or College of Western Idaho's nursing program."
Shayne Perryman
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Northwest Nazarene University is one of a kind. This University is amazing. The faculty and staff really care for you and want you to succeed. They push you to reach your absolute full potential. Everybody on campus is very friendly. I'm from California and never heard of this University until I took a visit. Once I was on campus and met a few people, within minutes I fell in love with it and knew this was the place I wanted to attend. I highly recommend this University if you want to succeed and make lifelong friends."
Trenna McCashland
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2016
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) is located in the beautiful southwest corner of Idaho which is a high desert climate. During the moderate winters and beautifully hot summers (temperature ranges from 20-115 degrees with only a few inches of snowfall) students can enjoy the outdoors while completing studies. It is located along the Snake River plain and offers Bogus Basin ski area only 60 miles away. NNU provides degree seekers with class sizes of 15-25 students, faculty which is happily available for help with assignment or reviewing them before turning work in. Faculty is more concerned with student learning and is interested in allowing peer tutoring and guidance with their oversight. Some classes have been held off-campus as students were employed by a neighboring school district and met one night a week. NNU had the instructor travel to the students who met 15 miles away. The college still expected quality work and great attendance, but realized adults had day jobs and it was easier for one instructor to travel than have all 15 students travel. NNU also allowed students to share their findings from the action research project conducted in place of a thesis. Each student participated in a learning fair type of activity where posters were constructed and research shared from students' individual classroom action projects. Faculty was anxious to help teach and guide steps, but remained far enough away for students to struggle and learn on their own. During class discussions, all views were greatly appreciated and accepted, and faculty allowed for other students to ask questions. The faculty were more discussion facilitators than they were instructors. Northwest Nazarene University is a private university attached to the Nazarene church and therefore devotionals and prayers were given before each class started. These traditions were welcome as the instructor and students were aware of the help required from above for success. They acknowledged God and celebrated His blessings to students. I would recommend NNU to anyone considering a small hometown college feel with caring professionals to lead and guide learning. NNU is the place to learn and grow in all aspects."
Kurt Achiu
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"While this program is widely accepted and is a great tool to get into the workforce, it is also the most expensive one in the surrounding areas. It lacks a social life but it does offer job security, so overall it is really good and does what it needs to do."
Mary Dowski
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2013
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"I have just begun my second course of graduate work at NNU. The small atmosphere and great faculty connectedness make this university a great place to learn."
Allysia Parker
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"The professors are extremely student focused, and are experts in their respective professions to enhance the learning of students. Every professor I have taken has put all efforts in student success and will do anything in their power to help you succeed. The course material is challenging, and the professors are goal oriented in providing an education that will put the students ahead of the game when they graduate. Even though this college is more expensive, the education that is provided is definitely worth the extra costs, and the Christian lifestyle associated with my education is priceless."
Stacey Stanton
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2013
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"I absolutely love my graduate program! The teachers are wonderful and really care about their students and ensuring we are learning the skills we need to be successful educators. If I have to have a con, I guess it would be tuition. It is a private university, so it is more expensive than the state school, which is to be expected. Other than that, I don't have any negatives to say."