University of Northwestern - St Paul Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5229 of 14,131 In the World
#1447 of 2,597 In North America
#1366 of 2,496 In the United States
#30 of 48 In Minnesota
#10 of 10 In Saint Paul

Quick Review

Other Protestant
Acceptance rate
Avg. cost to attend
$23,967 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree

University of Northwestern - St Paul Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 92% 89% 94%
Applicants 1,080 448 632
Admissions 996 399 597
Freshmen enrolled full time 354 133 221
Freshmen enrolled part time 15 6 9

1,105 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,418 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2862 (82%)
Hispanic 152 (4%)
Black or African American 128 (4%)
Two or more races 126 (4%)
Asian 116 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 83 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 34 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $19,084
$30-48K $18,896
$48-75K $18,229
$75-110K $21,529
$110K+ $27,205

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $32,490$8,982
Tuition in-state $32,490$8,982
Tuition out-of-state $32,490$8,982
Fee in-district $710
Fee in-state $710
Fee out-of-state $710

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,024
Combined charge for room and board $10,000
Room charge $5,920
Meal charge $4,080

University of Northwestern - St Paul Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 70
Business Administration and Management, General 27 26
Psychology, General 38
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 28
Engineering, General 20
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 20
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 18
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 17
Elementary Education and Teaching 16
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 16
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 15
Pre-Nursing Studies 15
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 15
Public Relations & Image Management 14
Accounting 13
Theology & Theological Studies 13
Organizational Leadership 12
Finance, General 11
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 10
Spanish Language and Literature 10
Fine & Studio Arts, General 9
English Language and Literature, General 8
History, General 8
Management Information Systems, General 7
Music Teacher Education 7
Graphic Design 6
Radio and Television 6
Youth Ministry 6
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 5
Applied Mathematics, General 5
Bible & Biblical Studies 5
Computer Science 5
Education, General 5
Health & Medical Psychology 5
Human Services, General 5
Music Performance, General 5
Pre-Theology & Pre-Ministerial Studies 5
Social Studies Teacher Education 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4
Music, General 4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 4
Health Teacher Education 3
Missions & Missionary Studies 3
Biochemistry 2
Divinity & Ministry 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 2
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2
Engineering & Industrial Management 1
International Business & Trade & Commerce 1
Lay Ministry 1
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Office Management and Supervision 1
Philosophy 1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 1
Grand Total 18 507 64
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 69% 57% 78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 80%

Notable alumni

  1. Dallas Jenkins

    Dallas Jenkins
    Born in
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    1975-.. (age 48)
    television directorfilmmakerscreenwritertelevision producer

    Dallas Jenkins is an American film and television director, writer and film producer. He is best known as the creator, director and co-writer of The Chosen, the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and the most successful media crowd-fund of all time.

  2. Benjamin Fernandes

    Benjamin Fernandes
    1992-.. (age 31)
    television presenter

    Benjamin Fernandes is a Tanzanian entrepreneur and former national television presenter. He worked at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the United States in their Digital Team and Financial Services team. He is the first Tanzanian to attend Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Africa MBA Fellow and the youngest African to ever be accepted to Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2017, Fernandes became the first Tanzanian in history to attend both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government for an executive education program.

  3. Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1950-.. (age 73)

    Bruce Douglas Anderson is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 29, which includes portions of Hennepin and Wright counties in central Minnesota.

General info

Alternative names Northwestern
University of Northwestern (MN)
Founded 1902
Motto Light the Way
Colors purple, gold
Academic Calendar Fall: August to September; Spring: January to May; Summer: May to August
Total FTE staff 467
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 3003 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55113-1598
United States
City population 312,000
Phone 6516315100
Fax +1 (651) 631 5680

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