Tuition & Fees

$32,300

$32,300

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
41%
500-599
40%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
300-399
4%
700-800
11%
600-699
0
500-599
33%
400-499
38%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
44%
18-23
37%
12-17
10%
30-36
13%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 946
Declined + 386
Total Received 1,332
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Private (nonprofit)

1,020

undergraduate students

280

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,300
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Reformed
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)

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Orange City, IA

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
41%
500-599
40%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
300-399
4%
700-800
11%
600-699
0
500-599
33%
400-499
38%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
44%
18-23
37%
12-17
10%
30-36
13%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
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

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 946
Declined + 386
Total Received 1,332

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,408

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,100
Room & board $9,600
Additional fees $200
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $43,200
Average Financial Aid - $25,408
Total with Avg. Aid $17,792
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Eric Anderson
Director of Financial Aid
eric.anderson@nwciowa.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Dance, Flag Football, Foosball, Pickleball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Earl Woudstra (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Agribusiness
Art
Art Therapy
Art/Graphic Design
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
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Ecological Science
Economics
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Special Education
Education/Teacher
Education/Teacher Leadership
Elementary Education
English Education
Exercise Science
History
Humanities
Journalism
Literature
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Modified Music/Elementary Education
Music
Music Education
Music Ministry
Nursing
Paraprofessional Elementary Education
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physician Assistant
Political Science/Government
Psychology
Public Relations
Religion
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Management
Statistics
Theatre
Theatre Education
Theatre/Speech
Translation/Interpretation of Spanish
Worship Arts
Writing/Rhetoric
Youth Ministries
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • 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

1,300

total students

52%

in-state

48%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

1,020
students

Female
56%
570

Male
44%
450

22%

280
students

Female
85%
239

Male
15%
41

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

928
students

Female
54%
495

Male
46%
433

10%

92
students

Female
82%
75

Male
18%
17

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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
2%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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

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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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

International Student Contact

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

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