Close

Navigation

What to Know About NNU

Student Body

Over 10,000 students. This year we have 1,322 undergraduate students, 698 graduate students, and more than 8,000 taking courses online or for Continuing Education. A majority of our students come from all over the Northwest and parts of California.  However, we do have international students from Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, and many other countries. For more information about NNU's current enrollment, read this press release.

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Affiliation

The Church of the Nazarene

Approximately 45% of NNU students have claimed "Nazarene" as their church background and the other 55% belong to a variety of different denominations.

Faculty

Over 100 full-time faculty and 305 employees committed to serving Christ and stimulating spiritual and academic growth in students. 

Academic Schools

Over 60 areas of study in five academic schools: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Business; School of Education, Social Work and Counseling; School of Health and Science; School of Theology and Christian Ministries

Academic Calendar

Two-semester calendar with summer courses offered

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies.

Graduate programs in Business, Counseling, Education, Nursing, Religion, and Social Work.

Honors Program

The NNU honors program provides an integrative learning experience for academically superior freshman and is offered as an alternative to some of the general education requirements. The program offers significant interdisciplinary learning experiences during the first year at NNU.

Off-Campus Programs

Coordinated through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), off-campus possibilities for study include the Honours Programme, Oxford; the Los Angeles Film Studies Center; the Contemporary Music Program; and the Latin-American Studies Program, to name a few.

Accreditations

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the National Association of Schools of Music, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Council on Social Work Education, and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

Recognition

According to U.S. News and World Report NNU is a best value university and Princeton Review ranked NNU as one of the top universities in the West.

Athletics

NNU is a member of the NCAA Division II, Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and fields teams in basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, golf, track and field, cross country, and soccer.

Student Organizations

More than 40 different clubs and organizations exist on campus, engaging students in the pursuit of various interests including ministry, service, recreation, academics, and athletics.

Facilities and Campus

NNU is situated on an 90-acre, park-like campus with 34 buildings including seven residence halls and apartment complexes, a baseball field, softball field, soccer field, tennis courts, and an Olympic-sized track.

Residence Halls

Seven residence halls provide a variety of residential settings, from the traditional Culver, Dooley, Ford, and Sutherland Halls, which typically house underclassmen, to the Corlett, Olsen, and Kirkeide apartment complexes, which provide the added amenities of apartment-style living along with the traditional benefits and convenience of on campus-living.

Computers

All student housing is wired for high-speed Ethernet connection to the NNU network. In addition to residential connection capabilities, the campus is also covered with high-speed access points for wireless networking and connection to the Internet and has computer labs available in two of the residence halls, along with ten general access or departmental computer labs across campus.