#8 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Northwestern College

Orange City, Iowa

 2 Reviews


Student Population
Northwestern College overview
Location Orange City, Iowa
Online nwciowa.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Reformed Church in America
Northwestern College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
Will you get accepted?

Find out how likely you are to get accepted at Northwestern College based on your GPA, test scores, and even extracurricular activities. Then, get custom recommendations for how to improve your odds - completely for free.

Calculate My Chances

Sponsored by CollegeVine

Located in Orange City, Iowa, Northwestern College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Reformed Church in America faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,332 prospective students applied, and 926 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 293 enrolled in the school.  961 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 338 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $32,100 plus fees of $200. Northwestern College is ranked 387 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Northwestern College is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Northwestern College within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

View the CollegeSimply ranking methodology.

Getting In

Admission Standards
Northwestern College overview
SAT 1030/1250
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.53
Applications Accepted
Northwestern College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

Explore admissions requirements

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Northwestern College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $9,600
Budget for Other Expenses$2,750
Total One Year Cost$45,900

Tuition and financial aid details


Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
66% within 6 years

Explore Post Graduation Outcomes

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwestern College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Education 15%
Health Professions 10%
Biology 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

View All 38 Majors

Other Colleges to Consider

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154101 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern College.

Current students may use the Northwestern College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.