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Northwestern College

Orange City, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

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 school in the town of Orange City, Iowa. Northwestern College was founded in 1882. The college currently enrolls around 1,531 students a year, including 1,071 undergraduates.

Northwestern College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Northwestern College. Northwestern College admitted 83% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 973 out of 1,172 total applicants were accepted.

Northwestern College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
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Northwestern College is locatedin Orange City, Iowa,.

If you are interested in seeing 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Northwestern College and Orange City are like without leaving home.

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Northwestern College Application Deadline

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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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Wondering what life at Northwestern College is like? There are approximately 1,531 students enrolled at Northwestern College, including 1,071 undergraduate students and 460 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from IA and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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