University of Northwestern -- St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

University of Northwestern -- St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$33,200

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
46%
400-499
6%
700-800
21%
600-699
21%
500-599
55%
400-499
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,141
Declined 102
Total Received 1,243
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Private

3,376

undergraduate students

149

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

University of Northwestern -- St. Paul, founded in 1902, is a private, non-denominational Christian liberal arts college. Its 107-acre lakeside campus is located in Roseville, a suburb north of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,525
Established in 1902
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation nondenominational

107-acre, suburban campus in St. Paul (population: 306,621). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

University of Northwestern — St. Paul
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN
55113-1598

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Northwestern Student Association (student government)
  • The Gathering (religious group)
  • Student Missions Fellowship
  • Guardian Angels
  • Outreach Ministries

Top Events

  • Variety Shows
  • Christmas at Northwestern
  • Day of Prayer and Service
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
76%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
46%
400-499
6%
700-800
21%
600-699
21%
500-599
55%
400-499
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.54

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,141
Declined 102
Total Received 1,243

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
class rank
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,415

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,490
Room & board $10,000
Additional fees $710
Books & supplies $500
Other fees $1,250
Total $44,950
Average Financial Aid - $5,415
Total with Avg. Aid $39,535
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ice hockey, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III
NCCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Applied Mathematics, General
Art Teacher Education
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
Health/Medical Psychology
History, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Economy
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

3,525

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

3,376
students

Female
63%
2,111

Male
37%
1,265

4%

149
students

Female
52%
78

Male
48%
71

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

61%

2,073
students

Female
61%
1,256

Male
39%
817

39%

1,303
students

Female
66%
855

Male
34%
448

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 56%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

138

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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