Northwestern College (Iowa)

Orange City, IA 51041
United States

Northwestern College combines academic rigor with a Christ-centered worldview for an education that earns top-10 honors from U.S. News & World Report. Northwestern, founded in 1882, has also been honored as the sixth-best baccalaureate college in the nation by Washington Monthly and listed consistently on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Two Northwestern faculty members have been named the Iowa Professor of the Year.

A member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Northwestern is committed to integrating faith throughout all aspects of the college.

Northwestern has an enrollment of more than 1,200 students from 32 states and 21 countries. More than 80 academic programs are offered, along with numerous opportunities for off-campus and overseas study. A $14 million learning commons, which includes the library and academic support services, was completed in 2013. Many other construction and renovation projects have taken place in the last decade, including the student center, facilities for the arts and athletics, cafeteria and student housing.


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.


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