1,049
Students
Financial aid thermometer
25,672
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
68
68%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Northwestern College is a Comprehensive institution located in Orange City, IA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 101 7th Street SW
Orange City, IA  51041
United States
Contact Mrs. Jackie Davis
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@nwciowa.edu
Phone: 712-737-7114
Fax: 712-707-7164

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,959
Applied
1,334
Accepted
1,049
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

1,064
Females Applied
722
Females Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

895
Males Applied
612
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Interview
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 550 490 590
SAT Math 560 510 640
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

30,900
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Fees

200
Full-time student fees
9,200
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

25,672
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,084
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
22,496
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,947
Avg. Loan Aid
12,162
Avg. Grant Aid
7,244
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
93%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
60%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,049
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.34%
Black or African American 1.28%
White or Caucasian 83.14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.38%
Two or more races 1.58%
Other 4.73%

Gender

Male (43.57%)
Female (56.43%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 92%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Clash of the Classes, RUSH (student dance exhibition) and Colenbrander Hall Christmas Bash

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Drama Ministries Ensemble, A cappella Choir, Discipleship Groups, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and International Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
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Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
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Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
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Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

141
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 82
Part-time - 59
Male - 70
Female - 71