Northwestern College

Northwestern College
101 7th St SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041
Year Founded: 1882
President: Mr. Gregory E. Christy
Enrollment: 1,307
Northwestern College

Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world. Founded in 1882, Northwestern is a four-year Christian liberal arts college located in Orange City, Iowa. Committed to integrating faith and learning, Northwestern offers more than 80 undergraduate academic programs and seven online tracks for a Master of Education degree. Northwestern is also developing master's degree programs in physician assistant (PA) studies and athletic training, both of which are expected to start in May 2020. Students at Northwestern can participate in highly ranked study abroad programs, service opportunities locally and around the world, internships with college alumni and business partners, and research projects with college faculty. Students also can participate in 21 intercollegiate sports, numerous performing arts opportunities and more than 50 student clubs and organizations.

At Northwestern College, belonging and standout programs empower students to lead lives of significance.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • $24.5 million health and natural science building
  • More than $23 million in additional new and renovated facilities since 2013, including the DeWitt Learning Commons
  • Member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Recognized as a Christian College of Distinction, among several additional national awards
  • Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America
  • 98% of Northwestern's recent graduates got jobs or started graduate school within six months of graduation
  • MCAT scores in the top 25% worldwide; ranked 2nd nationally for CPA pass rates
  • Christianity Today named Northwestern as one of the two "best of spiritual enrichment" colleges for 2019
Student Profile
  • Male: 46%
  • Female: 54%
  • In-State Students: 60%
  • Out-of-State Students: 38%
  • International Students: 2%
Most Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Biology
  • Nursing
  • Tuition: $32,300
  • Room & Board: $9,600 – $10,100
Financial Aid Data
  • Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $28,000
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 74%
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 99%
  • Full-time Faculty: 83%
  • Full-time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree: 85%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: NAIA; Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)
  • Students Participating in Athletics: 55%
  • 21 Varsity Athletic Teams
  • Intramural Activities: 17 
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: More than 50
  • 10 Music Performance Groups
  • 6+ Theatrical shows each year

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