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UNW receives top rankings from U.S. News, Twin Cities Business

With a new year and a new name, the University of Northwestern has taken its place at the top of recognized higher education lists.  Northwestern has the second highest growth rate among top Minnesota institutions (Twin Cities Business), while average GPA and graduation rates remain competitive and tuition is comparatively low among peers.

UNW ranked #13 Regional College Midwest
U.S. News, College Ranking lists

Northwestern ranked 13th among 70+ schools based on data gathered nationally by U.S. News for 2014 College Ranking lists. After dividing schools into categories based on mission and location, rankings were determined by a composite score based on 16 weighted indicators related to academic excellence.


UNW ranked in Top 25 Colleges and Universities 
Twin Cities Business Magazine, 2014 Black Book Business Lists

Measured alongside institutions like St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, Hamline and Bethel University, UNW had the second highest student growth rate. Among six institutions with positive growth, UNW had the second highest graduation rate (6 year), and the second highest average GPA (3.23).


UNW ranked #3 on Top 10 Online Christian Colleges & Universities of 2014

We offer PSEO and early college, graduate and undergraduate degrees online, as well as 50 available individual courses in Bible and the liberal arts, serving 1,186 students last year.

“With solid student satisfaction and instructional quality indicators, affordable tuition, and a high percentage of students receiving financial aid, Northwestern deserves to be considered one of the best places to go for an online Christian degree.”