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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
About University of Northwestern - St. Paul...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
3003 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55113
Website
From University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Northwestern students come from every walk of life, at every point of their education. Whether you are a high school student, traditional undergraduate student, an adult or a graduate student, we have a supportive, Gospel-centered curriculum tailored for you. You can choose from more than 75 degree options that feature caring professors and staff to help you grow, find an internship, plan your job search, and even gain career coaching after you've graduated. We'd love to introduce you to faculty and answer any questions you have.

University of Northwestern - St. Paul Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
970-1240
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$24,516/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,134/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,033Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,295
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Striving to be on the "right path"
    39%
  • Striving to honor Christ
    39%
  • Students are very different here.
    18%
  • Students that are forced to be there by parents
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Loving, Christ-centered community
    54%
  • Christian
    30%
  • Like living in a bubble (a nice bubble, but...)
    5%
  • Waste of time and money. go somewhere else
    5%
  • A welcoming Christian school for adult learners.
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    62%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    89%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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    I loved visiting Northwestern! The staff and faculty are all professional and caring. Their nursing program is the top in the state of MN with the highing NCLEX passing rate. They truly care about academic excellence and want their students to succeed in every facet of life.

    The campus of UNWSP is incredible! Located in a suburb of St.Paul, it is a prime location for college-age students. There are countless tourist opportunities for those on campus within a 15-30 minute drive. The campus itself is absolutely gorgeous with trees and walking paths throughout. The buildings are architecturally stunning and have a modern, yet vintage touch.
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    The University of Northwestern-St. Paul offers much more than a standard college education. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and interested in each of their students. Rigorous academic classes and hands-on learning experiences foster an interest for learning in students who attend the University. Life as an on-campus student emphasizes community and relationships between students. The main dorm building hosts many parties and get-togethers open to all students. The many diverse student groups and involvements on-campus provide a place for everyone to feel comfortable. The only aspect of the University that needs to be improved is the lack of parking spaces on campus. Nonetheless, the beautiful campus consists of many Old Catholic buildings that were established in the early 1900s as well as intuitive modern structures. The University of Northwestern-St. Paul is a place where all students can come to feel welcomed personally and challenged academically.
    The University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an amazing place to pursue your degree, grow in your faith, and make friends that become like family. They offer a wide range of majors and minors, as well as interdisciplinary studies that allow you to build your own degree. The campus is situated right on the shores of Lake Johanna and has its own private island. It is also within walking or a 5-minute drive from several restaurants and a mall. The faculty and staff care about their students and are always available to talk. Classes range from easy to challenging and are specifically chosen to further your knowledge for your degree. Northwestern also emphasizes the importance of faith and a relationship with Christ, prioritizing spiritual development and growth in all areas of learning and leadership.