NWC

Northwestern College

3003 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    11
  • Previously Enrolled
    42

Overview of Northwestern College (NWC)

About this school

Northwestern, founded in 1882, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 50-acre campus is located in Orange City, 50 miles north of Sioux City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,049
    • Men:457 (43.6%)
    • Women:592 (56.4%)

Location

Admission Information (NWC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northwestern College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
101 Seventh Street, SW
City, State, Zip
Orange City, IA  51041-1996
Phone
(712) 707-7130
Fax
(712) 707-7247
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 1,959 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 1,064 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 895 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
281 (21%) of 1,334 admitted students enrolled
Women
143 (20%) of 722 admitted students enrolled
Men
138 (23%) of 612 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
560 average |510-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
550 average |490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
15%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NWC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,100 (69.73094170403587%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,200 (20.62780269058296%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (2.914798206278027%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,000 (6.726457399103139%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northwestern College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001883
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
262 (93.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
228 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
149 (65.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$25,084
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 203 (89.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,246
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 159 (69.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,184
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 224 (98.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
51 (18.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,648

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
845 (85.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
734 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
734 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
444 (60.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$25,672
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 683 (93.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,244
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 538 (73.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,241
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 723 (98.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
253 (25.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,162

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,164
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,550

Academics & Instruction (NWC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


59

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
314,968

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northwestern College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors (NWC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Campus Life (NWC)

Location & Geography

Population


6,182

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Sioux City
Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Sioux City
Nearest Train Station
130 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, Nebr.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


92% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


8%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Red Raiders
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northwestern College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, drama ministries ensemble, a cappella choir, discipleship groups, fellowship of christian athletes, international club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


997

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,049
Women
592
Men
457

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 1.3% Black/African-American
  • 4.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 86.0% White
  • 4.9% Unknown

International Students


3.2% from 20 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


202

Student Resources (NWC)

Study resources