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Northwestern College

University of Northwestern � St. Paul is a private conservative Evangelical Christian college located primarily in Roseville, Minnesota, United States and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Location

Address
101 Seventh St SW
City
Orange City
State
IA
Zip/Post Code
51041

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1227
In State Tuition Fees
26614
Out State Tuition Fees
26614
ACT Score
24
SAT Score
1515
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.51
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
77%
Student Faculty Ratio
11:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Reformed Church in America
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Eagle
Colors
Purple Gold
Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

Northwestern College is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Orange City, Iowa. It is also known as Northwestern IA. It is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America (RCA). Northwestern began as an academy in 1882. It was then upgraded to junior college status in 1928. Then in 1961, it became the four-year institution it is today.Northwestern occupies 100 acres (0.40 km2) in the middle of Orange City, a town with 5,589 residents. The campus' 24 buildings are centered on the Highway 10 and Albany Avenue intersectionNorthwestern works to integrate "faith and learning" as the main goal of the college education. The liberal arts are to be taught, not as self-contained disciplines, but as part of a greater whole. Another motto of the academic culture is "a whole education for your whole life". "Vocare: Find Your Place" is a project funded by a Lilly Endowment grant that aims to help students find their life's calling and follow it earnestly. These goals and projects take form in many ways, both student and faculty-initiated.

College Specialty

Specialty

Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God�s redeeming work in the world.

Alumni

Alumni

Presidential leadership President Greg Christy began his leadership in January 2008. His inauguration took place on Oct. 10, 2008. His previous work was at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, as the vice president for institutional advancement. Staff and faculty James Bultman - former college president, later president of Hope College in Holland, Michigan. B. D. Dykstra - former professor, pacifist, pastor, and poet. A. J. Muste - instructor of classical languages in 1905-06; pacifist, labor, and civil rights activist. Piet Koene - professor of Spanish who received the "2004 Iowa Professor of the Year" award. Jeff Barker - professor of Theatre and Speech who received the "2006 Iowa Professor of the Year" award Dr. Luke Dahn- assistant professor of Music, an active composer whose work has been performed by the Moscow Conservatory Studio for New Music, the University of Iowa Center for New Music, saxophonist Kenneth Tse, and others. His quintet "Penumbrae" was winner of the 2010 League Composers/ISCM Composers Competition. Students in the news Deb Remmerde, a 2008 Northwestern College graduate (who was named the NAIA women's basketball Player of the Year in 2006 and 2008) holds the record for most consecutive in-game free throws in organized basketball. She ended her 133-shot free-throw streak in February 2006. Remmerde later appeared on "The Early Show" where she completed 580 of 585 free-throws, live, in front of a CBS television crew. In May 2007 several Northwestern students organized the first annual "Red Letter Festival," which was held in Northwestern's Bultman Center. They used this festival as a support-raising tool for "The Bridge," a shelter for homeless women and children as well as victims of domestic abuse in the Orange City area. The festivities included an art auction, various children's activities, and musical performances by local bands. Also, former student Jim Ellis organized a long distance run as part of the festival. For both the 2008 and 2009 festivals, he ran 61.05 miles from Sioux City, IA to Orange City, IA. Many others joined him off and on along the way. This festival happens once a year during the fall semester, however the festival is no longer associated with Northwestern College.

Campus

Campus

Rural, 100 acres (0.4 km2)

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