Northwestern College
#4251 Overall Influence#929 Desirability Rank

Northwestern College

American Christian college

Northwestern College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Orange City, Iowa. It is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and enrolls more than 1,500 students. In addition to approximately 1,000 students in bachelor’s degree programs, the college has a growing graduate school, which includes a master’s degree program in physician assistant studies launched in June of 2020. Northwestern began as an academy in 1882. It became a junior college in 1928 and a four-year institution in 1961.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

1,316

Acceptance

71%

Graduation Rate

64%

Median SAT Score

1150

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$30,900

Fees (in-state)

$200

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$21,700
30K-48K$18,700
48K-75K$22,426
75K-110K$23,451
110K+$25,851

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$40,200

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

1K

Under-Grads

1K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

101 Seventh St SW, Orange City IA 51041

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

8 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

What is Northwestern College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#1316 World Rank #514 USA Rank
Philosophy
#1747 World Rank #520 USA Rank
Economics
#1578 World Rank #639 USA Rank
Sociology
#1341 World Rank #744 USA Rank
History
#1888 World Rank #884 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#2663 World Rank #926 USA Rank
Literature
#2006 World Rank #926 USA Rank
Political Science
#2128 World Rank #958 USA Rank
Education
#2374 World Rank #1173 USA Rank
Social Work
#4408 World Rank #1730 USA Rank
Medical
#4249 World Rank #2010 USA Rank
Business

Other areas of influence

#2067 World Rank #1001 USA Rank
Law
#3536 World Rank #1332 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Northwestern College's Most influential alumni?

Northwestern College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Philosophy, History, and Sociology. Northwestern College’s most academically influential people include Bob Vander Plaats, Robert Drews, and Christopher Wise.

Bob Vander Plaats
Bob Vander Plaats

American chief executive

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Robert Drews

Classical studies scholar

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Christopher Wise

American scholar

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Mel Tjeerdsma
Mel Tjeerdsma

American football coach

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Beth A. Fisher

Researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0002-6461-041X

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