University of Northwestern - St Paul Rankings

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Ranking Category
#7873 of 14,131 In the World
#2091 of 2,597 In North America
#1998 of 2,496 In the United States
#41 of 48 In Minnesota
#10 of 10 In Saint Paul

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Acceptance rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
Avg. cost to attend
$25,704 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree

University of Northwestern - St Paul Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of Northwestern - St Paul has an acceptance rate of 93% and is among the 33% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 93% 92% 93%
Applicants 1,349 648 701
Admissions 1,248 595 653
Freshmen enrolled full time 394 184 210
Freshmen enrolled part time 4 1 3

501 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,295 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
20 or 5%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1015
or below

75% of them
had 1311
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Northwestern - St Paul are 1015-1311 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
216 or 54%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Northwestern - St Paul are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2611 (80%)
Hispanic 141 (4%)
Two or more races 130 (4%)
Black or African American 129 (4%)
Asian 122 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 78 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 37 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend University of Northwestern - St Paul is $25,704 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,494
$30-48K $17,640
$48-75K $22,829
$75-110K $23,377
$110K+ $28,163

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $34,490$9,360
Tuition in-state $34,490$9,360
Tuition out-of-state $34,490$9,360
Fee in-district $850
Fee in-state $850
Fee out-of-state $850

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 966
Combined charge for room and board $10,644
Room charge $6,300
Meal charge $4,344

University of Northwestern - St Paul majors

University of Northwestern - St Paul has granted 483 bachelor's degrees across 50 programs and 60 master's across 7 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of Northwestern - St Paul.

Major Associate Bachelor Master
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 84
Business Administration and Management, General 34 20
Psychology, General 29
Engineering, General 26
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 22
Accounting 21
Radio and Television 1 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 19
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 17
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 16
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 16
Pre-Nursing Studies 15
Lay Ministry 12
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 11
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 10
English Language and Literature, General 10
Missions & Missionary Studies 10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10
Computer Science 8
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 8
Graphic Design 7
Music, General 7
Organizational Leadership 7
Divinity & Ministry 6
Finance, General 6
History, General 6
Human Services, General 6
Public Relations & Image Management 6
Biochemistry 5
Education, General 5
Applied Mathematics, General 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Health & Medical Psychology 4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4
Music Performance, General 4
Music Teacher Education 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Theology & Theological Studies 4
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology & Technician 3
Fine & Studio Arts, General 3
Pre-Theology & Pre-Ministerial Studies 3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 3
Youth Ministry 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2
Information Science & Studies 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Political Economy 2
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 2
Social Studies Teacher Education 2
Bible & Biblical Studies 1
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other 1
Philosophy 1
Social Sciences, General 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 20 483 60

University of Northwestern - St Paul has a graduation rate of 70%, which is among the 23% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 70% 66% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Notable alumni

  1. Dallas Jenkins

    Dallas Jenkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1975-.. (age 49)
    filmmakerfilm directortelevision directorscreenwritertelevision 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 Jesus of Nazareth. Jenkins' career is focused on Christian media.

  2. Benjamin Fernandes

    Benjamin Fernandes
    1992-.. (age 32)
    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. Brian Lohse

    Brian Lohse
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1968-.. (age 56)

    Brian K. Lohse is an American attorney and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2018, succeeding Zach Nunn in District 45. Prior to his state legislative service, Lohse sat on the city council of Bondurant, Iowa, for eight years.

  4. Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1950-.. (age 74)

    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 464
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

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