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Northwestern College

Orange City, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%

About Northwestern College

As Iowa's Standout Christian College, Northwestern delivers a standout academic experience in a Christ-centered community. We offer 135+ academic programs with personal attention in small classes, elite research experiences, and world-class internship opportunities.

Northwestern College is a private, religious college in the town of Orange City, Iowa. Northwestern College was founded in 1882. The college enrolls around 1,666 students a year, including 1,169 undergraduate students.

Northwestern College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Northwestern College. The acceptance rate at Northwestern College is 88%. In 2022, 958 out of 1,094 total applicants were accepted.

Northwestern College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

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Northwestern College is located in Orange City, Iowa,.

If you would like to see Northwestern College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 60 to Orange City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sioux Gateway.

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Northwestern College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwestern College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwestern College is Continuous processing.

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Northwestern College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1300


Math SAT Range

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1300 and Above


1020 to 1300


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northwestern College students is 1180. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northwestern College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northwestern College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northwestern College is like? There are approximately 1,666 students enrolled at Northwestern College, including 1,169 undergraduate students and 497 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 58% percent are from IA and 42% percent of students are from other states.


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