Resources › For Students and Parents University of Northwestern Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print The St. Paul, Minnesota Skyline. Jonathan Miske / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 06, 2017 University of Northwestern Description: The University of Northwestern (formerly Northwestern College) is a private non-denominational Christian university located in Roseville, Minnesota, a town just north of St. Paul. The 107-acre campus sits on the edge of Lake Johanna. The university has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 22. Undergraduates can choose from over 70 areas of study with majors in business, ministries and psychology being the most popular. The university does well with financial aid, and nearly all students receive some form of grant aid. In athletics, the Northwester Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). The university fields 17 intercollegiate sports, and students can also participate in intramurals. Popular sports include baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and track and field. Admissions Data (2016): University of Northwestern Acceptance Rate: 87%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 630SAT Math: 480 / 600SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 21 / 27ACT English: 21 / 29ACT Math: 19 / 27What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,447 (3,241 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female61% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $29,460Books: $600 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,060Other Expenses: $2,890Total Cost: $42,010 University of Northwestern Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 74%Average Amount of AidGrants: $16,874Loans: $7,826 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Ministries, Psychology Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%6-Year Graduation Rate: 61% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & fieldWomen's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics More Minnesota Colleges - Information and Admissions Data: Augsburg | Bethel | Carleton | Concordia College Moorhead | Concordia University Saint Paul | Crown | Gustavus Adolphus | Hamline | Macalester | Minnesota State Mankato | North Central | Northwestern College | Saint Benedict | St. Catherine | Saint John's | Saint Mary's | St. Olaf | St. Scholastica | St. Thomas | UM Crookston | UM Duluth | UM Morris | UM Twin Cities | Winona State If You Like the University of Northwestern, You May Also Like These Schools: Dordt College: ProfileUniversity of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSouth Dakota School of Mines: ProfileUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWheaton College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of South Dakota: ProfileTaylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBemidji State University: ProfileNorth Park University: ProfileIowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of North Dakota: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDickinson State University: Profile University of Northwestern Mission Statement: mission statement from https://www.unwsp.edu/web/about/mission-vision "University of Northwestern – St. Paul exists to provide Christ-centered higher education equipping students to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in their professions, and to give God-honoring leadership in the home, church, community, and world."