Northwestern College is on a 100-acre campus in the small town setting of Orange City, Iowa.
Northwestern College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Northwestern College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Northwestern College has the Drama Ministries Ensemble. In fact, more students participate in the Drama Ministries Ensemble than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Northwestern College include A cappella Choir, Discipleship Groups, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and International Club.
The Northwestern College community comes together each year for Clash of the Classes, RUSH (student dance exhibition) and Colenbrander Hall Christmas Bash.
This table offers information on housing at Northwestern College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||90%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,050|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||980|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||10%|
Northwestern College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Northwestern College students live on campus. In 2022, 90% of undergrads at Northwestern College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 10% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Northwestern College. There are 1,050 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,071 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 980 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
At Northwestern College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Northwestern College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Northwestern College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Northwestern College, take U.S. Highway 60 to Orange City, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sioux Gateway airport.
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