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
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
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 curriculum tailored for you. You can chose from over 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
87%
SAT Range
960-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$23,814/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,520/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,118/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,926/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,251/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,886/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,987Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Striving to honor Christ
    42%
  • Striving to be on the "right path"
    38%
  • Students are very different here.
    15%
  • Students that are forced to be there by parents
    4%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Loving, Christ-centered community
    57%
  • Christian
    30%
  • Waste of time and money. go somewhere else
    7%
  • A welcoming Christian school for adult learners.
    3%
  • Like living in a bubble (a nice bubble, but...)
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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My time at UNWSP was nothing short of exceptional. I grew from a crazy, rebellious high school "boy" into a still-crazy and fun-loving man with a passion for Jesus Christ, family, church, community, and living life as an example of what His love looks like in the world.
The friends and relationships I made have been some of the richest of my life. The professors really care about the students in their classes, and even the support staff is there with the heart to serve the Lord through their work around campus.
I had a professor explain in detail that if making money is your only goal, college is not for you. (Live with your parents for 4 years rent free. Work at minimum wage and save it all without tuition. Retire a millionaire.) HOWEVER - if your goal of higher education is to grow as a person, and follower of the Lord, while also getting a degree that rocks and an education that is of outstanding caliber, then the University of Northwestern - St. Paul is for you!
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I've loved my time at University of Northwestern--St. Paul. My first experience with the school was through their excellent online PSEO program (post-secondary enrollment options, Minnesota program giving high school students access to free college classes/credits). Now that I am a full-time on-campus student, I've grown to love the school even more. I've met so many wonderful students and faculty members who are committed to their fields, the school, and each other. The campus is excellent and I couldn't see myself anywhere else.
Attending the University of Northwestern - St. Paul has got to be one of the best decisions I have made, it has changed my life. The combination of academics, Christ, friendships with faculty, student living, and sports makes looking forward to the end of summer...something you don't hear often!