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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Northwestern - Iowa is an above-average private, Christian college located in Orange City, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 949 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northwestern - Iowa acceptance rate is 70%. 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.

About

101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference

Northwestern College - Iowa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

NWC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$24,085 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,345 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 24 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
949 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
75
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
53%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Hard Working
    71%
  • Average
    19%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 25 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Community
    70%
  • A place to learn and grow from where you left off.
    15%
  • Fine.
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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