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Northwestern College is a Private not-for-profit school located in Orange City, IA. Northwestern College has a total enrollment of 1,210 with a graduation rate of 67% and a student/faculty ratio of 13:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Northwestern College SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Northwestern College.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$21,210
Avg. price for students living on campus$42,900
Avg. price for students living off campus$42,900


Total applicants1,234
Total admissions890
Admission rate72%
Application fee$0
Average staff salary$57,978

25th percentile score

SAT math450
SAT reading490
SAT writing
ACT composite22

75th percentile score

SAT math650
SAT reading630
SAT writing
ACT composite28

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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