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Northwestern College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1902
Affiliation: Nondenominational Christian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,781
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $11,006,428
Admissions Address

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

Website

http://www.nwc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@nwc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kenneth K. Faffler
Admissions office telephone: (800) 827-6827
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by July 1)
Room deposit: None (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History 0 0
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 90%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 90%
Total applicants: 952
Total acceptances: 856
Total freshman enrollment: 487
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 363
Male acceptances: 321
Male freshman enrollment: 191
 
Female applicants: 589
Female acceptances: 535
Female freshman enrollment: 296
Out-of-state freshmen: 34%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 85%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 81%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 9%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 630
Math: 480 – 620
Combined: 970 – 1250

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.0% 7.0%
600-699 31.0% 24.0%
500-599 38.0% 43.0%
400-499 24.0% 24.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 2.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 96%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 28
Math: 20 – 26
Composite: 21 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.0% 15.0% 5.0%
24-29 46.0% 42.0% 44.0%
18-23 43.0% 37.0% 40.0%
12-17 2.0% 6.0% 11.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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