University of Northwestern – St. Paul

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School Overview

University of Northwestern is located in St. Paul, Minnesota and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. University of Northwestern was established in 1902 under the name Northwestern Bible and Missionary Training School. The school was founded by a pastor, Dr. William Bell Riley, of the First Baptist Church of Minneapolis. University of Northwestern remains a single non-denominational private college.

Eleven of Northwestern’s fifty-five bachelor’s degrees are taught through the school’s FOCUS Degree Completion Program. In addition to these bachelor’s degrees, the college offers two master’s degrees. Undergraduate ares of study include art, Biblical studies, broadcasting/electronic media, business, Christian ministries, criminal justice, elementary and secondary education, English, mathematics, life sciences, and psychology. Graduate study programs include theological studies and organizational leadership. Students at University of Northwestern are required to attend daily chapel programs, showcasing a variety of speakers, and take at least 30 credits-worth of Bible study classes throughout their undergraduate years.

University of Northwestern features a dual-degree initiative in cooperation with the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology. The dual-degree program enables an average student to finish three years’ worth of studying at University of Northwestern in either the mathematics or engineering sciences programs. After these three years, a student can complete a more focused engineering degree at the University of Minnesota.

University of Northwestern-St Paul Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(651) 631-5100
Website:https://www.unwsp.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:undergraduate.unwsp.edu/apply
Address:3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55113-1598
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,447
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):65%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,808 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$29,460
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,460
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,874

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Northwestern-St Paul Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Northwestern-St Paul.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1282
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs34
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education121
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies113
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations392
Visual and Performing Arts7
Grand total57646

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Northwestern-St Paul.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services122
Education1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Psychology2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Theology and Religious Vocations332
Grand total4286

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Northwestern-St Paul and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$29,460
Out-of-state$29,460
Books and supplies$600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,820
Out-of-state$8,820

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid440100%
Grant or scholarship aid440100%$16,874
Student loan aid32474%$7,826

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,42574%$16,311
Federal student loans1,47945%$7,076

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Northwestern-St Paul. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Northwestern-St Paul students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,300520780
Percent admitted100%83%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%32%32%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Northwestern-St Paul Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,447
Undergraduate enrollment3,241
Graduate enrollment206

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Northwestern-St Paul Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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