Northwestern College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Northwestern College in Iowa
Northwestern College in Iowa. Tlandegent / Wikipedia

Northwestern College Admissions Overview:

Northwestern College has an acceptance rate of 66%, and most students with grades and standardized test scores that are average or better have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, applicants will need to submit an application form, scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts. Be sure to check out Northwestern's admissions website for complete instructions and to find out more about the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Northwestern College Description:

Northwestern College is a private Christian college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Students come from 36 states and 17 countries. The 100-acre campus is located in Orange City, Iowa. The town of 6,000 is within an hour of Sioux City and Sioux Falls. The college takes its Christian identity seriously, and the learning environment weaves together a search for God's truth with traditional coursework. Students can choose from over 40 majors, 16 pre-professional programs, and 6 career concentrations. Business and education fields are most popular. Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college frequently ranks well among baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. The school wins high marks for its commitment to community service and social mobility. Student life is active with 22 clubs and organizations, 10 music groups, and 13 ministry and service opportunities. In athletics, the Northwestern Red Raiders compete in the NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference. The college fields 16 intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,252 (1,091 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,500
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,900
  • Other Expenses: $3,200
  • Total Cost: $42,900

Northwestern College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,170
    • Loans: $7,925

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track & field, wrestling
  • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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