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Northwestern College - Iowa
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  • 4 Year
  • ORANGE CITY, IA

Report Card

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

About

101 SEVENTH ST SW
ORANGE CITY, IA 51041
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
From Northwestern College - Iowa

As Iowa's Standout Christian College, Northwestern delivers an academic experience in a Christ-centered community to empower students to lead lives of significance. We offer 135+ academic programs with personal attention in small classes, elite research experiences, and world-class internship opportunities.

Our graduate placement is 99%. Recent grads are working at places like Google, Amazon, the Mayo Clinic and Principal Financial.

Every enrolled student starts with a guaranteed scholarship worth at least $12,500/year.

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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.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
940-1240
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$24,848 / 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
$21,873 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 26 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 40 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 40 responses

Majors

Raiders Stand Out

academic spotlight

Meet Sonu. A standout, international student, who is pursuing a computer science degree. In his freshman year, he founded and became president of the Computer and Technology Club, and served on the leadership teams for the Honors Program and the Intercultural Club. 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼—𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝘂—𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗧 + 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
979 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
74
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
54%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Hard Working
    69%
  • Average
    16%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Friendly!
    3%
  • Not very curious intellectually
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 36 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Community
    77%
  • A place to learn and grow from where you left off.
    10%
  • Close-minded
    3%
  • Fine.
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses

Northwestern College - Iowa Reviews

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