About University of Northwestern-St Paul

Founded in 1902, University of Northwestern-St Paul. is a Private college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,241 full time undergraduate students, and 206 full time graduate students.

The University of Northwestern-St Paul Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 78 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Northwestern-St Paul include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate86%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range960-1230
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at NWC are considered Less Selective, with ,36% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 34 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Northwestern-St Paul.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
46%
“We know about current events and vote”
54%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
26%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
30%
“We bought the gear”
43%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
38%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
63%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
4%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
46%
“We know about current events and vote”
54%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
26%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
30%
“We bought the gear”
43%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
38%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
63%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
4%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    107 Students rated on-campus housing 4.2 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    78 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    113 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    115 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    114 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    113 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    114 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    113 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Northwestern-St Paul REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Northwestern-St Paul?

32 Students rated University of Northwestern-St Paul

Claire - 11/16/2020

I believe it to be a very rigorous place for students, both academically and spiritually. I think they prepare you very well for your intended career. I do, however, also think that the campus is a bit small and overpriced. Overall, I am not sure I would say it gives a great return for the money.

Carly - 05/04/2020

It is a nice campus and the people there are caring and look out for the students there. They go out of their way to make sure that we will succeed in life. They are very God based and I can show my faith at this college and even learn more about who I am as a person. As well as what I want my life to look like. The community is very great everyone is engaged and ready to learn new things and are willing to let other new people join the community as well. This college is really is a nice place to be.

Owen - 01/22/2020

It looks like an amazing school that I would love to attend. The culture I sense is something I want to be around. The christian atmosphere is also welcoming. My religion is a huge part of my life, and this college focuses a lot on your faith. They seem true to following he enhancement of being a Christian, student, athlete, in that order.

Owen - 01/16/2020

I love the safe campus and the closeness of the students. I am a member of the basketball team and I appreciate my coaches and teammates and the close family atmosphere of my team. The classes are rigorous and stimulating. I am glad I picked to go to Northwestern.

University of Northwestern-St Paul FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Northwestern-St Paul?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Northwestern-St Paul is 86%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Take chances. Follow what God is telling you to do. Breathe - take it easy. DO NOT TAKE 18 CREDITS! Get involved. Meet people. Trust yourself.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very willing to help each other learn better and do well in the class.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Northwestern is best known for their Christ-centered education. Everyone that goes there leaves with a better understanding of how faith and life go together. Northwestern has a great Bible, history, communications, and education program. No matter what your major, though, you leave with a stronger sense of who God made you to be and how you can better honor and glorify Him.

    Read all  30 answers
  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Northwestern is the aspect of community here; this is a place where returning students befriend new students and help them adjust to the new environment of college life. Students work in community with one another to learn and grow in all aspects of life. There is also a sense of community between professors and students; the majority of my professors know me by name, and they always say hi when they see me around campus. Northwestern is a place that challenges its students while encouraging them to cultivate positive relationships through the community it builds.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known math better and English writing.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school it is very community related, so it can seem like it's a bubble, but then during the years there it prepares you for the world outside that bubble.

    Read all  24 answers
  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who doesn't believe in Christianity. Someone who wants the what some people call the "normal" college experience. While attending Northwestern college we're not supposed (allowed) to drink, smoke, gamble, partain to any sexual induendos, opposite sexes aren't allowed to sleep in eachothers rooms, therefore anyone wanting to follow these actions.

    Read all  23 answers
  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell people about how much my faith has grown since coming to Northwestern. The atmosphere there is so amazing, and I have grown in my personal relationship with God so much just by being around other Christians. My faith would not have flourished as much as it has if I had not gone to Northwestern. God is truly at work on that campus.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Northwestern is a conservative Christian college and offers a highly academic education. The professors are helpful and friendly and really seem to have a good grasp of the subjects they cover. The campus is beautiful and peaceful, containing a lake on one side and a wooded area with a nice walking trail on the other. Students are easy to connect with, and the environment is fun and enjoyable among them. The one complaint I would have concerning this school is that the offices containing financial and academic advisors can be rather disorganized at times and can cause some frustration.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants to get a great education in their fields, and also get a great Bible education.

    Read all  22 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are lots of rules. They are all intended for a good reason, but college students should be able to govern themselves.

    Read all  21 answers
  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The Christian community is amazing. The amount of growth I've had in my faith can be much attributred to the community and encouraging environment at this school.

    Read all  16 answers

Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

3,241

Total Undergrad Enrollment

206

Total Grad Students

25%

Out-Of-State

74%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

19

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
84%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending University of Northwestern-St Paul receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 73% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,460

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$600

Books and Supplies

$9,060

Room and Board

39,120

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,520
$30 - $48K
$17,118
$48 - $75K
$18,926
$75 - $110K
$22,251
$110K & UP
$26,886

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