Northwestern College: Narrative Description

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3003 Snelling Ave. North
St. Paul, MN 55113-1598
Tel: (651)631-5100
Free: 800-827-6827
Admissions: (651)631-5209
Fax: (651)631-5680
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1902. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $7.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4325 per student. Total enrollment: 2,734. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,095 applied, 97% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 76% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,992 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 742 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 13 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 24% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Focus on the Family Institute, William Mitchell College of Law,. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, lifestyle agreement, statement of Christian faith, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,390 includes full-time tuition ($18,370) and college room and board ($6020). College room only: $3300. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $775 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: NWSA (student government association), Edge (religious group), Transfer Connection, Guardian Angels, Mu Kappa. Major annual events: Variety Show, Christmas at Northwestern, graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,056 college housing spaces available; 950 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Berntsen Library with 87,877 books, 79,044 microform titles, 560 serials, 5,674 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $706,357. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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