University of Northwestern-St Paul

Saint Paul, MN 55113

University of Northwestern-St Paul is one of the 34 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Minnesota. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Saint Paul. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 405 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 336 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%).

Every year 62% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

University of Northwestern (MN)'s in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $30,260, and fees were $534. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $30,260 and $534 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Other Protestant
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 42

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1235
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,290/credit
In State Students$1,290/credit
Out of State Students$1,290/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$490/credit
In State Students$490/credit
Out of State Students$490/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $58,050 $58,050 $58,050
ADN 70 $90,300 $90,300 $90,300
BSN 125 $161,250 $161,250 $161,250
FNP 50 $24,500 $24,500 $24,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of University of Northwestern-St Paul's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $4,138
Other Federal Grant 5% $2,214
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $5,279
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $13,857
Federal Student Loans 68% $6,539
Private Loans 8% $16,804


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,620
$30,001 to $48,000$20,706
$48,001 to $75,000$20,531
$75,001 to $110,000$22,550
Over $110,000$28,181

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.

University of Northwestern-St Paul
3003 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55113

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