Our location shapes the NNU experience.
The mountains, the rivers, the spirit of the Northwest.

Rivers + Roads to NNU

Heart of the Boise Valley

If you're familiar with southern Idaho, you know the amazing opportunities that lie here in the place that settlers once christened "the Treasure Valley." Beyond the amazing location and access to outdoor life, the Boise Valley also features excellent social life, shopping, job prospects, economic opportunities, growing cultural diversity and a high quality of life. Nampa, home of Northwest Nazarene University and one of the fastest growing cities in Idaho, sits smack dab in the middle of the valley, about 20 minutes from downtown Boise. We invite you to explore these pages to discover what you'll come to love as home here in our beautiful, thriving, best-of-all-worlds location.


Vibrant Culture

A major resettlement zone for refugees. A growing and youthful population. A coffee culture to rival our Northwest neighbors. You'll find something here that suits your interests and feeds your passions.

Learn the Culture


Relational Community

Within the NNU community and the larger local population, you'll find a place that puts a premium value on deep and lasting relationships with a special focus on personal and spiritual growth.

Read Community Stories


Idaho Life

With opportunities for daring adventure around every turn, life in Idaho puts amazing outdoor pursuits within arm's reach, whether it's a 4-hour whitewater session or a weekend on the slopes.

See Our Idaho

Growing Campus

In addition to its 90-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, NNU offers programs online and in Idaho Falls, and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. You can see more about our campus life on the official campus map.

See the Campus Map →