Students walk across campus.

Northwestern is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of community among learners on campus and online. We offer bachelor's degrees in traditional and professional programs, as well as graduate degrees and certificate programs.

Our mission is to be 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. Our vision is to be the leading Christian liberal arts college focused on student success and Christ-centered work for the common good.

graduate success

We offer more than 80 academic programs, including majors, minors, pre-professional programs and career concentrations

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community on campus

More than 1,200 students attend Northwestern College, representing around 30 states and 25 countries.

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students hanging out in a dorm room

Almost 90% of students live on campus, which is a key reason for our strong sense of community.

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Explore Northwestern from the comfort of your own home through our interactive photos and map. It’s the next best thing to being here.

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