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Northwestern College (IA)

Academics and Majors

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Northwestern is a Christian school, but students should be wary of pigeonholing it. This is a school that “likes to foster discussions that many other Christian colleges would shy away from,” a college devoted to “providing a safe space to dialogue and grow in knowledge along with people from different perspectives.” This is helped along by small c... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

101 7th St SW

Orange City, IA 51041

United States

Phone: 712-707-7130

Fax: 712-707-7164


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 82
Most Popular Majors: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Education, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
All Majors: Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
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Degrees Offered: Certificate
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Special Study Options: Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Honors Program
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
Off Campus Study Programs: American Studies Program (Washington, D.C.), AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies Program (Michigan), Los Angeles Film Studies Semester, Chicago Metropolitan Studies Program, Denver Urban Semester, China Studies Program (Xiaman, China), Middle East Studies Program (Cairo, Egypt), Oxford Summer Program (Oxford, England), Romanian Studies Program, Russian Studies Program, Contemporary Music Center (Martha's Vineyard, MA), Latin American Studies Program (Costa Rica), Oxford Honours Programme (England), Trinity Christian College: Semester in Spain, and Creation Care Study Program.
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
English (including composition)
Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
2 Courses in Biblical/Theological Studies
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:11:1
Total Faculty:140
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:69
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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