Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,691

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,334
Declined 625
Total Received 1,959
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Private

1,061

undergraduate students

351

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 1,412
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational

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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Gateway

Northwestern College
101 Seventh Street, SW
Orange City
51041

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Drama Ministries Ensemble
  • A cappella Choir
  • Discipleship Groups
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • International Club

Top Events

  • Clash of the Classes
  • RUSH (student dance exhibition)
  • Colenbrander Hall Christmas Bash

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,334
Declined 625
Total Received 1,959

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
academic GPA
interview
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Genome Sciences/Genomics
Graphic Design
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,412

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

1,061
students

Female
56%
592

Male
43%
457

26%

363
students

Female
76%
275

Male
24%
88

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

997
students

Female
57%
559

Male
43%
438

5%

52
students

Female
64%
33

Male
36%
19

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15

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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