Northwestern College - Iowa

298 reviews
  1. Orange City, IA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Northwestern College - Iowa is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041

Northwestern College - Iowa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
945-1240
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$21,390/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,632/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,527/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,368/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,809/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,605/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,100Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
46%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    81%
  • Average
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Community
    80%
  • A place to learn and grow from where you left off.
    20%

After Northwestern College - Iowa

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

298 reviews
  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    117
  • Average
    96
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    9
Northwestern College is a wonderful college with faith integration and a very rigorous academic programs. The professors here are highly qualified and genuinely care about every student they encounter. My experience here so far is fantastic and I am loving every minute of it. There is a large variety of clubs, sports, and activities to take part in! Every student here contributes to our community. Community is a large part of Northwestern and you will here this at least three times a week. Warm cookie Wednesday in the cafeteria is also great. If you are looking for an awesome but challenging school with faith integration and challenging academics then this is the college for you!
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
If you want to make a mark at this awesome establishment, that's comes to be a choice. Choice was a big part of this educational experience for me. There are so many opportunities on and off this campus, and even in the community you will find many social outlets to plug yourself into. Choice however can land you a good experience or a bad experience, if you don't make a choice to go out and experience everything Northwestern has to offer (The community, different dorms, diverse atmospheres, an awesome coffee shop, opportunities for amazing travel and internships) and choose to just stay in your dorm with friends (Which is great sometimes, especially Harry Potter or Star Wars marathons on a cold rainy day), your missing out and you're going to waste a huge amount of money on an experience I had that was worth every penny! Although, I have to hand it to my roommates / wing dwellers for a place that I called a great second home for 2-1/2 wonderful years! :)
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 15 2015
Northwestern College is a great college to attend, it is in a small rural area in Iowa. I feel there is no other school like this. Here you get a great Christian Education along with making many memories. The dorm life is great! The dorms may be older but are very clean and now after 4 years here feel like home. There are many options for students to live in. There are 5 dorms on campus along with apartments. The social atmosphere is amazing. It is nice to be able to walk and see familiar faces and after your first year you know most of the school population. Here at Northwestern we have a fantastic pool of classes and professors. They treat you like an individual and care more about you than a grade. The housing process is very easy, all you do is suggest 3 dorms and 3 things you would like to see in a future roommate.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 22 2015