Admissions Information

Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Admission Informationlove.nnu.edu/
Online Applicationlove.nnu.edu/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 88.01% and the yield is 10.99%. 1,123 men and 1,720 women applied to NNU and 955 men and 1,548 women students were accepted. Among them, 134 men and 139 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,8431,1231,720
Admitted2,5029551,548
Enrolled275134139
Acceptance Rate 88.01%85.04%90.00%
Yield 10.99%14.03%8.98%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 146 students (54% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 45 students (31%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 630 and the 25th percentile is 490. The SAT Math score is 600 (75th) and 480 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing490630
SAT Math480600
ACT Composite2026
ACT Math1826
ACT English1727
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northwest Nazarene University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,121, ACT: 65 - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Northwest Nazarene University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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NNU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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