659 reviews
  1. Saint Paul, MN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C+
  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

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

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Scores Range
1070-1290
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Cost

Net Price
$24,448/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,964/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,896/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,557/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,863/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,366/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,931Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Striving to honor Christ
    44%
  • Striving to be on the "right path"
    40%
  • Students are very different here.
    16%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Loving, Christ-centered community
    59%
  • Christian
    31%
  • A welcoming Christian school for adult learners.
    3%
  • Like living in a bubble (a nice bubble, but...)
    3%
  • Waste of time and money. go somewhere else
    3%

After University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
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

University of Northwestern - St. Paul Reviews

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The campus at the University of Northwestern is absolutely lovely. The grounds and buildings are well kept and sightly and have a peaceful character to them, and the all the dorms provide quite enough space for comfortable living. The campus itself is easy to navigate, and the main buildings have underground tunnels connecting them that come in handy during the cold winter months! Northwestern has a strong atmosphere of Christian fellowship, and there is usually an event or two to attend from week to week. However, the weekends are often quite a bit quieter than the week days due to many students leaving campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 30 2015
  • Housing
The athletics at the University of Northwestern are an important part of student life. It's enjoyable to spend the evening with friends watching a game on campus- whether it be on the new athletic complex, or in the Erickson center. Something unique about the atheltic programs at Northwestern is the emphasis on WHY we play and WHO we play for. All glory to Christ!
UNW has international students attending from all around the world, so there is a lot of diversity in race and ethnicity. I'm not sure about economic background, but the tuition is $40,000/yr so I'm sure most of the students are pretty well-off. Most of the students on campus hold a Christian worldview, so their political beliefs tend to fall in line with that (which is usually conservative/Republican). To go to Northwestern you must be a born-again Christian; you must share your testimony as part of the application process. It will be very hard to go to this school if you are not a Christian--the education and social life are all Christ-centered (some people lie on their application...). When it comes to sexual orientation, {most} Christians respect those of the LGBT community and will still be their friend, but you won't find any students at UNW of the LGBT community because in the Christian faith, homosexuality is considered a sin. Christian students who struggle with homosexual desires are not condemned but instead counseled, supported, and prayed for by fellow students who are going through struggles of their own. Students at UNW are encouraged to do the same for their non-Christian, LGBT friends outside of UNW.