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Colleges / University of Northwestern-St. Paul

University of Northwestern-St. Paul

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%

About Northwestern

University of Northwestern-St. Paul is a private, religious university in the suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. Northwestern was founded in 1902. The university enrolls around 3,253 students per year, including 3,172 undergraduates.

Northwestern Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Northwestern. Around 93% of applicants get into Northwestern each year. In 2022, 1,248 out of 1,349 total applicants were accepted.

University of Northwestern-St. Paul Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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University of Northwestern-St. Paul is located in the town of St. Paul, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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College Info

3003 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55113-1598

Campus Setting: Suburban

Northwestern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwestern is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwestern is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Northwestern SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1013 - 1300


Math SAT Range

483 - 663


Reading SAT Range

533 - 648

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1013 to 1300


1013 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northwestern students is 1147. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northwestern, while applicants with SAT scores between 1013 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1013 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northwestern.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northwestern is like? There are approximately 3,253 students enrolled at Northwestern, including 3,172 undergraduate students and 81 graduate students. 59% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from MN and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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