Northwestern College: Review & Facts

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Northwestern College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,210 students enrolled. This school was established in 1882 and is the only school located in Orange City, Iowa.

Northwestern College is affiliated with Reformed Church in America.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
48
Fair
Northwestern College will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Northwestern College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 48 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Nursing, Business, Management, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
82%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Northwestern College student retention rate is high at 82% (well above Iowa average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Northwestern College is average: 65%.

Student to faculty ratio at NWC is pretty good -- 13:1. Learn more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$29,000
High
Average tuition costs are very high - $28,800 per year. The additional fees at Northwestern College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $200; this makes it a total of $29,000 per year.

Read the details about Northwestern College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
72%
Doable
According to government data, 1,234 applications were submitted and 890 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Northwestern College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Northwestern College provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at NWC, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Northwestern College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,100 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing option.

Based on the college crime data, Northwestern College appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Northwestern College Location and Maps



Post Address: Northwestern College, 101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041, USA
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