Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$32,920

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
490
75th
630
25th
520
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 838
Declined 298
Total Received 1,136
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Private

1,147

undergraduate students

704

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Northwestern College, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,851
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Reformed

Social Networks

100-acre campus in Orange City (population: 6,141), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
490
75th
630
25th
520
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) June 30
Application deadline (final deadline) August 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 838
Declined 298
Total Received 1,136

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Reader services
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,658

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,700
Room & board $9,800
Additional fees $220
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $43,920
Average Financial Aid - $21,658
Total with Avg. Aid $22,262

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 747-4757
F: 712 707-7164
finaid@nwciowa.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Other sports yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, billiards, dance, flag football, foosball, pickleball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, walleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Plains Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Actuarial Science. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biophysics. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Computer Science. yes
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Biology. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
General Studies. yes
Genome Sciences/Genomics. yes
Graphic Design. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Language Interpretation and Translation. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematical Statistics and Probability. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Religious Education. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Biology Health Professions
  3. Exercise Science

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,851

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

1,147
students

Female
56%
638

Male
44%
509

38%

704
students

Female
80%
565

Male
20%
139

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

1,007
students

Female
52%
525

Male
48%
482

12%

140
students

Female
81%
113

Male
19%
27

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

14%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Brazil
Nepal
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

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