University of Northwestern--St. Paul

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3003 Snelling Avenue N

St. Paul, MN 55113-1598

Phone: (651) 631-5100
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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University of Northwestern--St. Paul is a private institution that was founded in 1902. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,739, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 107 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Northwestern--St. Paul's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 13. Its tuition and fees are $28,020 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Northwestern College is a nondenominational Christian liberal arts college

offering more than 50 majors and four graduate programs. Northwestern's

unwavering commitment to biblical truth and Christ's Great Commission sets us

apart from other schools. Our distinctive Biblical Worldview Curriculum will

change your life. Northwestern's professors offer world-class education to

prepare you for your God-given future. Whatever you want to do, Northwestern

will prepare you for success -- not only for the career of your choice, but

also in life. Transfer students often credit Northwestern's Christian

community for helping them make the smooth transition from one college to

another. Everyone, from your professors to the staff, is dedicated to drawing

you into this community. The friendliness of Northwestern students is

legendary. Expect a warm welcome! Academics are important, and so is your

passion for Jesus Christ and His Word. Northwestern students are engaged in the

world -- reaching out, serving, and connecting in powerful and tangible ways.

Looking for a gorgeous campus and a terrific area in which to live?

Northwestern is situated on a beautiful lake, just minutes from the heart of

Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can experience the outdoors, the arts, shopping,

and sports. Northwestern is close to everything, but still a world apart.

Northwestern College also provides nontraditional educational opportunities for

more than 1100 undergraduate students through its accelerated degree

completion, distance education, and other programs, which are described

in more detail on our web site.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1902
Religious affiliation Christian nondenominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $14,071,312


When applying to University of Northwestern--St. Paul, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Northwestern--St. Paul is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.7%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Northwestern--St. Paul is 14:1, and the school has 60.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Northwestern--St. Paul include: Psychology, General; Graphic Design; Youth Ministry; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Radio and Television. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 53%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 9%
Graphic Design 6%
Youth Ministry 6%
Elementary Education and Teaching 5%
Radio and Television 5%

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Student Life

University of Northwestern--St. Paul has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,739, with a gender distribution of 41.2 percent male students and 58.8 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus. University of Northwestern--St. Paul is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,920
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Northwestern--St. Paul offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Northwestern--St. Paul also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Northwestern--St. Paul, 66 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Northwestern--St. Paul.

Students who have cars on campus 66%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Northwestern--St. Paul, 83.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,504.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $28,020 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,510 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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