University of Northwestern


Since 1902, students have come to Northwestern to learn and develop as leaders through Christ-centered, academically excellent education. University of Northwestern (UNW) is a Christ-centered liberal arts university located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. All members of the UNW community—students, faculty, staff—profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our shared faith brings us together in a powerful way as we learn and grow together in Christ.

Nearby Hotels

Hotels may offer special rates for University of Northwestern guests. For information and discounts on local lodging and dining, visit the Roseville Visitors Association website.

Country Inn & Suite — Roseville, 1 mile: 651-628-3500 / 800-456-4000

Courtyard by Marriott — Roseville, 2 miles: 651-746-8000

Fairfield Inn — Roseville, 2 miles: 651-636-7869 / 800-228-2800

Radisson Hotel — Roseville, 2 miles: 651-636-4567 / 800-828-6644

Residence Inn by Marriott — Roseville, 2 miles: 651-636-0680

More hotels are listed on the Nearby Hotels page.

Explore the Twin Cities

Nestled between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Northwestern is only a 10-minute drive to some of the world’s finest art, music, theatre, shopping, and dining. Explore the many ministry opportunities, check out the thriving business community, take in a professional sporting event, or drop a kayak in one of the local lakes. Whether you’re coming by bus, plane, train, taxi, or shuttle, you’ll discover there’s lots to experience in the Twin Cities. Here’s a list of 150 things to do in Minneapolis to explore, learn, and grow.

More Twin Cities information is listed on the Explore the Twin Cities page.

Campus Map



From the north: Follow I-35E South to Hwy. 36 West. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.

From the south: Follow I-35W North to Hwy 36 East. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.

From the east: Follow Hwy 36 West to Snelling Ave North. At the third stop light, Lydia Ave, turn left.

From the west/northwest: Follow I-494/I-694 East to Snelling Ave and exit South. At the first stop light, Lydia Ave, turn right.

From the airport by car: Follow I-494 west to I-35W north to Hwy 36 east. Exit on Snelling Ave north. Turn left at the third stoplight, Lydia Ave.