Northwestern College

country rank  1092
world rank  3151

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Established in 1882, Northwestern College is a non-profit private multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Orange City (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Iowa. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwestern College (NWC) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Reformed religion. Northwestern College (NWC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 138 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. NWC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym NWC
Founded 1882
Motto Deus est lux
God is Light
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 101 Seventh Street SW
Orange City
51041 Iowa
United States
Tel +1 (712) 707 7000
Fax +1 (712) 707 7164

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 101 7th Street Southwest
Orange City 51041
(712) 707 7130
800 747 4757

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Reformed Christian-Reformed Reformed Church in America - www.rca.org

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Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Northwestern College's Library
Northwestern College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 82,432 physical volumes, 2,170 physical media, 92,500 digital/electronic medium and 65 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Northwestern College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,019 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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