NWC at a glance

Northwestern College is a four-year Christian college nationally recognized for its rigorous academics, close-knit community, commitment to service and top-ranked athletic teams. Its goal is to engage students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God's redeeming work in the world.

Overview

Year founded 1882
Affiliation Reformed Church in America (RCA)
Location Orange City, Iowa
Campus size 100 acres
Memberships Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Athletic conference Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)

Academics

Accreditation Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs 80+ majors, minors, pre-professional programs
and career concentrations
Top majors Elementary education
Biology-health professions
Business administration
Nursing
Psychology
Spanish
Faculty 81% of full-time professors have doctorates or the
highest degree in their field
Student/faculty ratio
14:1
Degrees awarded
in 2012
230

Students

Enrollment 1,241
94% full time
88% live on campus
43% men; 57% female
Ethnicity 87% Caucasian
9% ethnic minorities
3% international students from 22 countries
Top states Iowa
Minnesota
South Dakota
California
Nebraska
Freshman class 24.3 average ACT score
3.53 high school GPA

Finances

Operating budget $26.1 million
Endowment $41.3 million
Tuition, fees,
room & board
$33,510 for 2012-13
Financial aid 99% of full-time students
receive financial aid; average
aid package is $22,500

People

President Gregory E. Christy
Governance 34-member Board of Trustees
Total alumni 13,000+ in all 50 states and 43 countries

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