Idaho Life

Northwest Nazarene University is located in Nampa, Idaho (population of approximately 90,000), which provides a safe, small-town atmosphere. In addition, NNU is just minutes away from Boise, Idaho's capital city, and the advantages of a large urban area. The Boise Valley supports a number of music and cultural groups such as Ballet Idaho, the Boise Philharmonic, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

NNU is also within driving distance of the world-renowned Sun Valley ski resort, beautiful McCall, the stunning Snake River, breathtaking Snake River Canyon (site of Evil Knievel's notorious attempted motorcycle jump), nearby Bogus Basin ski resort and the serene Salmon River.

Boise was recently declared the fourth best place to live in the country by the US News and World Report. And it is no surprise to those who call the Boise Valley home, Boise is often found atop the list of best places to live. Beyond the amazing location and outdoor life, the Boise Valley features shopping, job prospects, economic opportunities, growing cultural exposure and a high quality of life.

As you might expect in Idaho, outdoor recreational opportunities abound. NNU's unique location between the desert and the mountains provides easy access to skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, rock climbing, white-water rafting and just about any outdoor sport imaginable. You can learn much more at