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Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID), a Christian comprehensive university, serves more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, preparing graduates to be global Christians through academic excellence, social responsiveness and creative engagement..

Founded in 1913, NNU offers more than 60 areas of study and 18 master's degrees in seven different disciplines. Top majors include nursing, Christian ministry, business, education, social work and biology. U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review (The Best Western Colleges) recognize NNU as one of the top universities in the West. NNU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; several departments are accredited by nationally recognized, specialized accrediting boards.

NNU is located in Nampa (population 80,000), which provides a safe, small-town atmosphere just minutes away from Boise (population 200,000), Idaho's state and cultural capital. NNU is within driving distance of the world-renowned Sun Valley ski resort and the breathtaking Snake River Canyon. NNU's unique location between the desert and the mountains provides easy access to skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, rock climbing and whitewater rafting.

NNU is one of eight U.S. liberal arts colleges affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene

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