Northwestern - Iowa is an above-average private, Christian college located in Orange City, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 997 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northwestern - Iowa acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Nursing. Graduating 68% of students, Northwestern - Iowa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
NAIA Division II
Great Plains Athletic Conference
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Northwestern College - Iowa Reviews
Northwestern College is a wonderful college with faith integration and a very rigorous academic programs. The professors here are highly qualified and genuinely care about every student they encounter. My experience here so far is fantastic and I am loving every minute of it. There is a large variety of clubs, sports, and activities to take part in! Every student here contributes to our community. Community is a large part of Northwestern and you will here this at least three times a week. Warm cookie Wednesday in the cafeteria is also great. If you are looking for an awesome but challenging school with faith integration and challenging academics then this is the college for you!
FAKE "Christian community." Some of the faculty were rude and pushed their political agendas using snide comments about the president DURING CHAPEL. Students and Orange city residents were hateful towards different people whether it be because of race or sexual orientation. Also both students and residents of OC were EXTREMELY judgmental. Many of the students also very snotty as well. Food was horrible, dorms too small. Etc, etc. NOT worth the money. On the bright side, the professors were caring and intelligent.
NWC is a great community of people. Since it's a smaller school, teachers really take the time to get to know their students in order to help them succeed. Living on campus is a blast, as there is always something (whether it's a school-sponsored event or just hanging out with friends) happening for nice "study break."