Tuition & Fees

$29,500

$29,500

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
37%
500-599
27%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
32%
500-599
23%
400-499
35%
300-399
10%
30-36
21%
24-29
33%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
30-36
11%
24-29
51%
18-23
27%
12-17
11%
30-36
15%
24-29
45%
18-23
38%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 890
Declined + 344
Total Received 1,234
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Private (nonprofit)

1,120

undergraduate students

90

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology Health Professions
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Codes

SAT 6490
ACT 1346

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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!
  • Who needs steel when you have┬┐cardboard? Students living in Northwestern College's Hospers Hall forge their own weapons and armor out of cardboard and duct tape to engage in the aptly named Cardboard and Duct Tape Battle each spring.

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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 1,210
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)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Orange City, IA

100-acre campus in Orange City (population: 6182), 50 miles from Sioux City and 75 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. Air serves Sioux City, Sioux Falls, SD, and Omaha, NE (130 miles); bus serves Sioux City; train serves Omaha.

Northwestern College
101 Seventh Street, SW
Orange City, IA 51041

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
87%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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
25%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
37%
500-599
27%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
32%
500-599
23%
400-499
35%
300-399
10%
30-36
21%
24-29
33%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
30-36
11%
24-29
51%
18-23
27%
12-17
11%
30-36
15%
24-29
45%
18-23
38%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 890
Declined + 344
Total Received 1,234

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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Admissions Contact

Jackie Davis
Director of Admissions
P: 800 747-4757
F: 712 707-7164
admissions@nwciowa.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,360,812
State $1,463,348
Institutional $3,954,608
Other external $4,800
Total $6,783,568

Non-need-based

Federal $134,097
State $9,351
Institutional $9,409,040
Other external $413,221
Total $9,965,709

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
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
Biochemistry
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
Criminal Justice
Ecological Science
Economics
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Teacher
Education/Teacher Leadership
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
Worship Arts
Writing/Rhetoric
Youth Ministries
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Undergraduate

93%

1,120
students

Female
58%
646

Male
42%
474

Graduate

7%

90
students

Female
93%
84

Male
7%
6

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,062
students

Female
58%
611

Male
42%
451

undergraduatePart-time

6%

58
students

Female
61%
35

Male
39%
23

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

33%

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 Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • 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
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Japan
Mexico
Nigeria
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
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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