Northwestern College

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Northwestern College can be found in Saint Paul, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About three thousand students are enrolled at Northwestern College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 966 (25th percentile) - 1313 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the Northwestern College average GPA (3.23 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 69% of all applicants are accepted to Northwestern College, from which 35 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at unwsp.edu.

Overall Northwestern College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

69.2%

The overall acceptance rate for Northwestern College was reported as 69.2% in Fall 2013 with over 1,950 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Northwestern College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Northwestern College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2016 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2016-2017 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northwestern College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 96.2%
  • 2010-2011: 70.8%
  • 2011-2012: 75.2%
  • 2012-2013: 59.7%
  • 2013-2014: 69.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2016-2017: 69.7%

How Does Northwestern College Compare?

69.2%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northwestern College is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethel University94.9%
Hamline University65.6%
Augsburg College60.9%
North Central University95.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants1,94537.2%62.8%
Admitted1,34538.7%61.3%
Enrolled46638.6%61.4%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwestern College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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