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Northwestern College

101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, IA

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Northwestern College is a nonprofit private institution located in Orange City, Iowa and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school's Reformed Church in America affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Nearly a thousand students enroll at Northwestern College annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Northwestern College offers:

  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. The most common scores among applicants accepted to this school are in the range of 22 - 27 on the ACT, or 920 - 1146 on the SAT exam. Northwestern College accepts around 70 percent of students applying annually. Of those applicants admitted, nearly 31 percent enrolled. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $27,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. This school may provide financial aid for students who are eligible as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Northwestern College "Red Raiders" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)

Students should visit the website to see a complete list of programs offered, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Northwestern College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Northwestern College is about 1,200. The student body is made up of 93% undergraduate students and 21% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $29,000-$35,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $910-$1,100 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $11,000, the amount includes nineteen meals per week
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$19,388
Receiving Student Loans65%$7,957
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Northwestern College may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Northwestern College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 63%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years53%
Graduating in 5 Years9%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1970)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Northwestern College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Northwestern College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Northwestern College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    72.12%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    13:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    6

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $18,654