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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.

Website: www.nwciowa.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,049
Undergraduate
Students
(55.8%) 592 Women
(43.1%) 457 Men
202
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 1,959 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
560 average
510-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$78,599
Tuition and Fees
$56,691
Room and Board
$17,019
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$26,811
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,473
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
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
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Campus Life

Orange City Population
6,182
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Red Raiders
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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