University of Northwestern - St. Paul Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 11 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,447 (3,241 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 94% part-time, 6% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,820
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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2020

As an adult learner, I took considerable time, energy, and research into seminaries that would offer the program and degree I was looking to obtain. Within the Twin Cities of MN, I reviewed and interviewed with schools such as Bethel, Luther, Concordia, TMI, and others. All are fantastic schools that would offer a Master's of Divinity degree. There was however, one distinct difference between all of these other schools vs. University of Northwestern - St. Paul. Upon on arriving on campus for my first interview with the admissions director, I felt an enormous sense of the Holy Spirit at work in this school. It was alive, comforting, full of incredible joy and love. At that singular moment I instantly knew that I had found the school that God wanted me to attend. These terms of endearment carried over into the general atmosphere as well as the staff and students that I have encountered. This is a place that is dedicated to see an individual succeed as well as deepening their Christian faith. The teaching staff are some of the best I have encountered in my educational career. Take for example Dr. Prof. Michael Wise who is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Further, his studies into ancient Judaism and the Hebrew texts as well as Latin and Greek are second to none. The classes that I have taken under his tutelage have been monumental in my own personal spiritual growth as well as education. If I could turn back time and redo where I completed my undergraduate schooling, I would have attended the University of Northwestern - St. Paul in an instant.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Ministry
Graduation Year: 2018

UNWSP has been a wonderful experience for me as a lover of all things academic. My faith has been impacted positively and directed to think more critically and creatively. I feel more adequately prepared for my job in ministry. By studying at UNWSP, I have been encouraged to teach at a university level, which has challenged me to work up to getting my doctorate. This is definitely a great online school to expand one's learning.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros The courses are well structured and very educative and stimulating. Lecturers are very knowledgeable, helpful and tailor the course to be engaging for the whole class. Cons Some Seminars and programs organized on campus not accessible for online students.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

Getting a master degree means I have a competitive edge in careers that values education. I have learned in new dimensions in learning through technology and hands teaching. The staff are very supporting and have allowed the students to learn and work together. The cons are I wish I could be offered a licensure through the program I am in thru the field to be viewed better and excepted in the professional field. However, I will make every effort to try to get a licensure through other avenues.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

UNWSP is an excellent seminary program for those wanting to attend in the twin cities. It is affordable, flexible, and prepares you for life in ministry. The hard part of it comes when you are balancing life and are trying to complete one paper a week as part of a weekly cohort program. Overall it is a great experience and I encourage anyone interested in furthering their ministry education to give it a try.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros being online was the flexibility yet still challenge of the program. The cons was missing real time interaction (which was expected).
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: accelerated, convenient, quality program, caring faculty. Cons: For those who absolutely love the face-to-face interactions, this online option isn't the best choice.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

It has a very flexible schedule and has allowed me to work throughout the week. The interaction with both other students and the faculty has been dynamic. Because it has one class period a week, I really take ownership of my education.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The school offers what it claims but as it transitions its mission to broaden studies, its effectivity as relates to health is diminished.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

NWC is a challenging school. Expect to grow during your time here.
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