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Northwestern College

School Profile

  • Northwestern CollegePrivate Four-year Bible College/Liberal Arts College Nondenominational in Saint Paul, MN
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,846
First-year Undergraduate Students: 437
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,842
Graduate Students: 93

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Animation/Special Effects
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies BAdult and family ministry
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of ESL Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Ministry
  • Bachelor of Missionary Studies
  • Bachelor of Multi/interdisciplinary studies
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Stringed Instruments
  • Bachelor of Technical/Business Writing
  • Bachelor of Urban studies
  • Bachelor of Youth Ministry

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $22,990
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $22,990

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 530
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 197
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 551
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 237


Member: NCAA , NCCAA
Team name: Eagles


  • Ranked #16 Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Admissions Address

3003 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55113-1598
(651) 631-5111
(800) 827-6827
Fax: (651) 631-5680
Contact: Kenneth Faffler
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 56%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 56%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 1,388
Female applicants 808
Male applicants 580
Applicants accepted 772
Female applicants accepted 412
Male applicants accepted 360
Freshman enrollment 450
Female freshman enrollment 246
Male freshman enrollment 204
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 73%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 8%
SAT Critical Reading average score 575
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-675
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 571
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 495-620
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 92%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-27
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-26
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 21-28

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