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Tuition

$27,878

$27,878

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 878
Declined + 315
Total Received 1,193
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Nursing
  3. Business Administration
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School Facts

Northwestern, founded in 1882, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 100-acre campus is located in Orange City, IA, 50 miles north of Sioux City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,241
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Reformed
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 6490
ACT 1346

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,241

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
27%
400-499
29%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
20%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
37%
400-499
28%
300-399
21%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
35%
18-23
38%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
33%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
13%
24-29
43%
18-23
40%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Orange City, IA

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Fun Facts

  • Anyone who auditions can join the cast of Northwestern College's annual dance concert, RUSH. Completely student led, over 200 participants perform many different dances, ranging from hip-hop to steam punk!

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Orange City, IA

100-acre campus in Orange City (population: 6,035), 50 miles from Sioux City and 75 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. Airports serve Sioux City, Sioux Falls, SD, and Omaha, NE (130 miles); bus serves Sioux City; train serves Omaha. Public transportation is not available.

Northwestern College
101 Seventh Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
27%
400-499
29%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
20%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
37%
400-499
28%
300-399
21%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
35%
18-23
38%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
33%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
13%
24-29
43%
18-23
40%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline June 30 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations

Considered

Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 878
Declined + 315
Total Received 1,193

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Admissions Contact

Kenton Pauls
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 800 747-4757
F: 712 707-7164
admissions@nwciowa.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference
Mascot
Red Raiders
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Agribusiness
Art
Art/Graphic Design
Athletic Training
Biology
Biology Education
Biology/Health Professions
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/Human Resources
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Business Education
Chemistry
Christian Education
Christian Education/Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies
Cinema/Digital Video
Communications
Computer/Information Science
Ecological Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English Education
Exercise Science
History
Humanities
Journalism
Literature
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Modified Music/Elementary Education
Music
Music Ministry
Nursing
Paraprofessional Elementary Education
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science/Government
Psychology
Public Relations
Religion
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Management
Theatre
Theatre/Speech
Translation/Interpretation of Spanish
Writing/Rhetoric
Youth Ministries
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Undergraduate

100%

1,241
students

Female
57%
709

Male
43%
532

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,169
students

Female
56%
648

Male
44%
521

undergraduatePart-time

6%

72
students

Female
85%
61

Male
15%
11

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Japan
Kenya
Nepal
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kevin McMahon
Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs
712 707-7016
kmcmahan@nwciowa.edu

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