Seeking higher learning shows your desire to grow and be transformed. NNU doesn't just offer an excellent education, but a place where you can thrive in every area of your life. NNU instills habits that enable you to become God's creative and redemptive agent in the world. At NNU, you may uncover a hidden talent or passion. You will explore your values and beliefs. You'll also create life-long relationships. And NNU will be here for you every step of the way.



No matter your background or experience, our desire is to see you explore and deepen your own faith and not just educate your mind. Our Christian beliefs are infused into everything we do, inside and outside the classroom, and we strive to live out our calling to love God and love our neighbors well. We are also a safe place where you can talk about what you believe and learn more about Jesus Christ’s love for you and for the world.



NNU's Wesleyan worldview means we welcome you. A key value is our desire to love people well, as Jesus did. We believe God is at work everywhere, and we seek justice in the world, especially for the oppressed and marginalized. Wesleyans profess strong Christian beliefs, and pursue holiness of heart, but we also believe there is room for varying views within historical Christian orthodoxy.




NNU’s holistic education helps you become the best version of yourself, the person God created you to be. Drawing from every academic discipline this holistic education prepares you to think critically, solve problems creatively, and influence the world for good regardless of your major or course of study.


We strive to be exceptional in every way. Our nationally-recognized academic programs will challenge you, stretch you, foster critical thinking, and prepare you to be successful in your career. But we care about more than just academics. Our Christian beliefs and our holistic approach to education mean we want you to flourish in every way: spiritually, socially, physically, and mentally.



NNU is a safe space to discover and pursue your unique passion. Our community encourages and empowers you to learn, dream, think, and create. Your professors and every person on our staff want you to grow intellectually and spiritually. We’re here for you as you prepare for your future.




Our location provides you with the safety and community of a residential campus in a small town. Living together means we share life together, on campus and in our community. But Nampa isn’t a place to hide away from the world – we’re just 20 minutes from downtown Boise, the fastest growing city in America with a Northwest vibe. Here you might get an internship at an up-and-coming tech firm in the morning, grab a pour over coffee in the afternoon, and finish the day with a hike in the Boise foothills. Skiing and snowboarding are less than an hour away for those weekends you’re not studying for your next test.



We’ve been around awhile – since 1913 to be exact. And we believe the world can be a better place. Our graduates are making that happen: teaching, healing, innovating, researching, preaching, caring, and serving in communities everywhere. We are grateful for our rich heritage, but we’ve got our eyes on the future, too – a future you’ll help create. We’re not just here; we’re here for good.

Students and alumni say NNU was pivotal in shaping them into their best selves. Intellectual and spiritual practices, as well as deep relationships developed in the NNU community, transformed them for good and prepared them for the future. At NNU, you learn from experts, but you also learn from each other. Living in community, with people who live out their Christian faith and are committed to serving others, is just who we are.