#13 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

Northwestern College

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Student Population
Northwestern College overview
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Online nwc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Other Protestant
Northwestern College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Northwestern College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Other Protestant faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,243 prospective students applied, and 1,141 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 410 enrolled in the school.  2,109 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,514 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $31,580 plus fees of $630. Northwestern College is ranked 522 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Northwestern College is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Northwestern College overview
SAT 1110/1330
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.51
Applications Accepted
Northwestern College overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Northwestern College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$500
Other Fees$630
Room and Board $9,660
Budget for Other Expenses$2,060
Total One Year Cost$44,430

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
64% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwestern College students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 22%
Business 18%
Education 11%
Psychology 10%
Communication 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174491 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern College.

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