Divine Word College

Epworth, IA
University Website: www.dwci.edu
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Coordinates: 42°26′N 90°56′W / 42.44°N 90.93°W / 42.44; -90.93

Divine Word College is an undergraduate Roman Catholic seminary that educates young men for missionary vocations as priests and brothers in the Society of the Divine Word. The college offers three baccalaureate degrees as well as English as a second language (ESL) classes to other Catholic religious missionaries and those aspiring to Catholic lay ministries.

The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) originally established Divine Word Seminary, a four-year liberal arts college, in 1912 at Techny, Illinois. The Society later purchased property in Epworth, Iowa, in 1931 and established St. Paul’s Mission House, an SVD high school seminary. In 1964, Divine Word College replaced the high school seminary and has since served as the principal site of SVD undergraduate seminary education in the United States. Located near the larger city of Dubuque, the college is set on a campus in the small rural town of Epworth.

Divine Word College offers an education which combines a liberal arts curriculum and a program of "spiritual formation".

During their final semester of undergraduate studies at Divine Word College, young men who choose to continue with the SVD may apply for the Society’s one-year novitiate program at the Chicago Province Headquarters in Techny, Illinois. These men may then apply to profess first vows as members of the Society near the end of the novitiate program and continue with seminary studies at the Chicago Theologate.

Other Divine Word College students include SVDs from foreign countries who are in the ESL program and Catholic religious missionaries from other orders and countries who are earning their degrees or learning English before going on to their missionary work.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $11,600.00 avg tuition

102 Jacoby Dr SW
Epworth, IA 52045
(563) 876-3353

Apply online Admissions:
www.dwci.edu/Admissions.aspx
Financial Aid:
www.dwci.edu/Admissions/Tuition-f..

Areas of Study:

  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
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Divine Word College

Statistics:
Applied 13
Admitted 12 92%
Enrolled total 10
Full Time: 10
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 89%
4-year graduation rate 0%
6-year graduation rate 6%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Divine Word College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $11,600.00 $11,600.00 $11,600.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $387.00 $387.00 $387.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $3,150.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $2,045.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $25.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $500.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $12,083.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 67%
Avg amount of student loan aid $3,527.00

Divine Word College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies, Other X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Social Sciences, Other X X

Scholarships for Students in Iowa

Name Amount Deadline
NEWH North Central Chapter Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 15, 2016
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Up to $1,200 July 01, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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