University of Northwestern-St Paul Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about University of Northwestern-St Paul? Why?


We are very sheltered from the "real world" or what life after college really looks like.


Northwestern College is rather expensive, but with financial aid it is possible to go here.


I love this school with all my heart, and the only thing bad about this school is sometimes the food.


There is a lack of cultural diversity that does not enhance the school. Sometimes I also feel that the students are lacking a direction or purpose, so they are simply coasting along.


The worst thing about my school is probably the fact that it is in Minnesota, where it is colder than I would like for 3/4 of the year. Mostly just during the school year. This is especially problematic, as the parking on campus is mostly a 4 minute walk form the majority of the academic buildings. Other than that, I have very much enjoyed my time at Northwestern, and would recommend it to most people.


One of the hardest things about school is finding the financial aid to aid you with your schooling. I find that here at my school, I have found less help in financial help than I would see in my friends and relative when they find themselves with plenty of scholarships at their school. All their scholarships are provided through sites from the school and here I do not find as much as I should. Yes, FastWeb, can help but other than that is no guarantee in getting them. If the school provides, I believe that it would be fantastic.


Faith and learning. Small classes and deep community. These are two of the main reasons I chose a small Christian college, but those very things have caused significant frustrations for me as well. Because Northwestern College is so small, there are few opportunities that would have been prevalent at a larger university -- opportunities like varying forms of athletics, "fun" classes that broaden the students' horizons, people from varying racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, and a larger campus. The lack of these options has been a limit to my college enjoyment and are something that I must seek elsewhere.


Our cafeteria is not the best ever. The problem has to do largly with space, in that the cafeteria was originally created for only a few hundred students, and we are at nearly 2,000. It is being worked on, though, as the school is currently in the middle of an expansion project that would give us a new cafeteria. We have been promised that then the cafeteria will be able to regularly house all of our favorite dishes. Otherwise, there is a healthy, diverse variety, but not a lot of typical comfort foods.


Northwestern College could improve with green/environmental initiatives, diversity of student population and political views, and tutition costs and available scholorships. This school also enforces strict rules and are very attendence focused, which is both good and difficult.


The only complaint I have about Northwestern is the food program. It is frustrating for me as a working student to have a meal plan. As a sophmore I am required to have 8 or 10 meals per week, but with my busy schedule I only use about 3-5. Most days I do not have a lunch break and do not get up early enough to catch the shuttle for breakfast.