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University of Northwestern - St Paul Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Northwestern - St Paul ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Northwestern - St Paul Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Northwestern - St Paul was awarded 6 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Northwestern is ranked #762 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Northwestern held the #799 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 38 colleges in Minnesota, Northwestern is ranked at #24.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Northwestern?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 93%, University of Northwestern - St Paul is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Northwestern submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 505 and 630. Math scores were between 465 and 605.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Northwestern - St Paul  ( 505 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Northwestern - St Paul  ( 465 to 605 )
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Northwestern received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Northwestern - St Paul  ( 21 to 27 )
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University of Northwestern - St Paul Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Northwestern - St Paul, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Northwestern - St Paul is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Northwestern - St Paul

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Northwestern - St Paul enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Northwestern the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 54%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at Northwestern

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,328 undergraduates at Northwestern with 2,033 being full-time and 1,295 being part-time.

Northwestern Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Northwestern scored 50.83 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  50.83 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Northwestern - St Paul Cost?

The overall average net price of Northwestern is $23,249. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Northwestern

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,620 $20,706 $20,531 $22,550 $28,181

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northwestern, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northwestern, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $8,344 a year. That adds up to $33,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwestern is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Northwestern Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Northwestern make about $38,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Northwestern - St Paul

University of Northwestern - St Paul is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The suburban atmosphere of Saint Paul makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of University of Northwestern - St Paul

Contact details for Northwestern are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55113-1598
Phone: 651-631-5100
Website: https://www.unwsp.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofnorthwestern
Twitter: https://twitter.com/northwesternmn

University of Northwestern - St Paul Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 43 majors graduated from University of Northwestern - St Paul. Of these students, 724 received undergraduate degrees and 93 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Biblical Studies 207 $31,900
General Psychology 45 $30,700
Nursing 40 $58,500
Business Administration & Management 36 $51,200
Health & Physical Education 30 $31,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 22 $34,400
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 19 $25,000

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Online Learning at Northwestern

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,809 students took at least one online class at University of Northwestern - St Paul. This is an increase from the 1,682 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,809 1,366
2016-2017 1,682 1,196
2015-2016 1,639 1,136
2014-2015 1,438 1,172
2013-2014 834 800

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