Northwestern College (Orange City)

101 Seventh St Sw, Orange city, IA 51041
Tel: (712)707-7000
Private not-for-profit | 1,241 students
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Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #1 - At Northwestern, a Christian worldview is integrated with all campus life and learning.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #2 - Northwestern has won national awards for its commitment to service. Each year, more than 200 of its students travel throughout the U.S. and world on Spring Service Project trips.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #3 - Northwestern students have opportunities to study abroad through summer and semester-long programs.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #4 - Annual traditions like the Clash of the Classes contribute to an active and vibrant campus life at NWC.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #5 - Northwestern College athletes have captured six national championships in the last seven years, including the NAIA title in women's basketball in 2008.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #6 - Housed in the award-winning Christ Chapel and DeWitt Music Hall, Northwestern College's music department features 10 performance ensembles open to students from all majors. Annual tours by the Symphonic Band and A cappella Choir have included performances in Europe, Central and South America, and throughout the U.S.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #7 - Northwestern is home to one of the best Christian college theatre programs in the nation, with award-winning faculty and a new building that’s been called the best theatre facility of any college in Iowa.
Northwestern College (Orange City) Photo #8 - At Northwestern, we recognize that your calling is more than a career, and discovering that calling is a lifelong process of identifying your gifts, abilities, talents and interests.
Northwestern has highly respected academic programs, wonderful people and a wide range of co-curricular activities. Northwestern College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college with an undergraduate, co-educational, residential environment.

School Overview:

Northwestern College (Orange City)
CountySioux County, IA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
100 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,241 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,169 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
72 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
2%3%
% Black
-6%
% White
97%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$25,740$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$25,740$24,744
 
Tuition$23,330
Percent Admitted74%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)425-605450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)445-630460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)395-565440-570
ACT English (25-75%)21-2819-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)22-2720-25

School Notes:

  • Northwestern College is a community of learning where students are equipped to find their place in God’s world. A Northwestern education is academically rigorous, distinctively Christian and firmly committed to the liberal arts—an academic tradition involving core requirements in a broad range of fields.
  • As a liberal arts college, Northwestern strives to develop a broad and deep understanding of the human and natural worlds and to develop personal skills that will make Northwestern students, faculty and staff effective members of their communities.
  • Northwestern College provides bachelor’s degree programs in more than 40 major fields, 16 pre-professional programs and 7 career concentrations.
  • Northwestern offers a focus on faith that is more than just an add-on; it’s an integrated part of every class, every activity—all of campus. At Northwestern, we believe learning—in every academic discipline—is worship. Christians are called to worship God with their hearts, minds and abilities. Combining Christian faith and liberal arts learning provides the most complete and accurate understanding of truth and life.
  • Northwestern College is conveniently located on Highway 10 and K64. Entering Orange City from any direction will take you past the campus. Visitor parking is in the Christ Chapel parking lot, which can be accessed from Albany Avenue (K64) or Central Avenue, south of 6th Street SE.
  • Northwestern is ranked as a top-10 Midwestern college by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Northwestern is also ranked as the nation's second-best baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly.
  • Northwestern is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the education department is one of four Iowa colleges accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); the social work department is among 10 Iowa colleges with baccalaureate programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; the business department is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; the athletic training education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); and the nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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