U.S. News Rankings
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Northwestern College is a private institution that was founded in 1902. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,700, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 107 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northwestern College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 16. Its tuition and fees are $26,960 (2012-13).
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Northwestern College is a nondenominational Christian liberal arts college
offering more than 50 majors and four graduate programs. Northwestern's
unwavering commitment to biblical truth and Christ's Great Commission sets us
apart from other schools. Our distinctive Biblical Worldview Curriculum will
change your life. Northwestern's professors offer world-class education to
prepare you for your God-given future. Whatever you want to do, Northwestern
will prepare you for success -- not only for the career of your choice, but
also in life. Transfer students often credit Northwestern's Christian
community for helping them make the smooth transition from one college to
another. Everyone, from your professors to the staff, is dedicated to drawing
you into this community. The friendliness of Northwestern students is
legendary. Expect a warm welcome! Academics are important, and so is your
passion for Jesus Christ and His Word. Northwestern students are engaged in the
world -- reaching out, serving, and connecting in powerful and tangible ways.
Looking for a gorgeous campus and a terrific area in which to live?
Northwestern is situated on a beautiful lake, just minutes from the heart of
Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can experience the outdoors, the arts, shopping,
and sports. Northwestern is close to everything, but still a world apart.
Northwestern College also provides nontraditional educational opportunities for
more than 1100 undergraduate students through its accelerated degree
completion, distance education, and other programs, which are described
in more detail on our web site.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian nondenominational|
When applying to Northwestern College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Northwestern College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 91.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||91.7%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Northwestern College is 13:1, and the school has 57.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northwestern College include: Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Bible/Biblical Studies; History, General; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.0 percent.
Northwestern College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,700, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. At this school, 65.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35.0 percent of students live off campus. Northwestern College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Northwestern College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Northwestern College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Northwestern College, 66 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Northwestern College.
|Students who have cars on campus||66%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Northwestern College, 79.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,525.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,960 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,060 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data