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Northwestern College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Ramaker Library includes the college archives, Dutch Heritage collection, children's literature collection, and curriculum collections.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 120,328 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 578 current serial subscriptions.
  • 154,830 microforms.
  • 4,097 Audio/Visual items.
  • 3,830 e-books.

Museums & Art

Dutch Heritage Room

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 250 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 30 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 50 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 45 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 100 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

career, personal, academic, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 87% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 15 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Ballyhoo (talent show); Lamrof (Formal Spring Dance); Ultimate Games; Intramurals; Concerts
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • Honor societies: Sigma Tau Delta -- English, Sigma Beta Delta -- Business, Lambda Pi Eta -- communication, Pi Lambda Theta -- education, Theta Alpha Kappa -- religious studies/theology.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) The Gathering (worship and discipleship group) and Student Missions Fellowship. Campus Ministries Office coordinates numerous community outreach groups and Spring Break/Summer missions teams.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) It's T. I. M. E. (contains several subgroups), Mu Kappa (children of missionaries).
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Northwestern Student Association. Forensics team, drama productions, and weekly TV program aired over educational channel of local cable system. Symphonic band, jazz band, college choir, men's chorus/women's chorale, opera workshop, chamber orchestra, handbell choir, and other instrumental/vocal ensembles. Intramural athletics and waterfront activities.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Column (bi-weekly); Inkstone (once each semester)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Sioux City (45), Omaha, NE (150)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Sioux City (45)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Sioux City (45)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 85% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 55% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,050
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    ROTC

    • Army ROTC: Not offered
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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