Northwestern College Rankings

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In the World#4641 of 14178
In North America#1282 of 2629
In the United States#1205 of 2528
In Iowa#20 of 39
In Orange City#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Reformed Church in America
Acceptance rate
70%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$24,085 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,061
Graduates
351
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Northwestern College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate70%65%77%
Applicants1,332820512
Admissions926534392
Freshmen enrolled full time293147146

93 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

425 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
31 or 11%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1030
or below

75% of them
had 1250
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Northwestern College are 1030-1250 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
273 or 93%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Northwestern College are 21-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1145 (81%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown115 (8%)
Hispanic59 (4%)
Nonresident Alien36 (3%)
Two or more races23 (2%)
Black or African American20 (1%)
Asian11 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$24,085/year
Average aid awarded
$20,345
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$20,581
$30-48K$20,977
$48-75K$20,364
$75-110K$24,115
$110K+$25,776

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$32,100$6,030
Tuition in-state$32,100$6,030
Tuition out-of-state$32,100$6,030
Fee in-district$200$200
Fee in-state$200$200
Fee out-of-state$200$200

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,019
Combined charge for room and board$9,600

Northwestern College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Elementary Education and Teaching34
Business Administration and Management, General32
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse29
Early Childhood Education and Teaching27
Educational Leadership and Administration, General22
Biology & Biological Sciences, General19
Psychology, General13
Accounting11
Social Work9
Kinesiology and Exercise Science8
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5
Computer Science5
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other5
Special Education and Teaching, General5
Actuarial Science4
Spanish Language and Literature4
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication4
Environmental Biology4
Religious Education3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General3
Athletic Training & Trainer3
Sociology3
Religion & Religious Studies2
Rhetoric and Composition2
Mathematics, General2
English Language and Literature, General2
Genome Sciences & Genomics2
Business Teacher Education2
Biochemistry1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education1
Music, General1
Art & Art Studies, General1
Chemistry, General1
Political Science and Government, General1
Graphic Design1
Grand Total22254
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate68%57%77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%

Publications & Citations

Publications
233
Citations
3,463

Publication count by topic

Medicine
48
Psychology
33
Biology
29
History
23
Sociology
21
Philosophy
15
Art
10
Computer science
10
Political science
9
Chemistry
8
Mathematics
7
Environmental science
4
Geography
3
Materials science
3
Business
2
Engineering
2
Physics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy166922
History175422
Medicine24331,951
Sociology2785104
Art29602
Geography332774
Psychology3364406
Political science354720
Environmental science387276
Biology4262330
Computer science4269180
Materials science450782
Chemistry4684153
Physics49766
Business52177
Mathematics522020

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199063
199149
199258
1993107
1994614
1995328
1996719
1997738
19981379
1999896
20005119
20012115
20020175
20032179
20044165
20051189
20064157
200711140
20088164
20098143
20108194
20116179
201211173
20136170
20145140
201511157
20169117
20177125
2018497
20193118
20205124

General info

Alternative namesNWC
Founded1882
WikipediaNorthwestern College (Iowa)
MottoDeus est lux
God is Light
Colorsred, white
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff256
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, Iowa, 51041
United States
City population5,000
Phone7127077000
Fax+1 (712) 707 7164

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