Academic excellence is the No. 1 reason Northwestern is a top-ranked college in the Midwest. But challenge isn’t limited to your classes. Northwestern’s Christian liberal arts education will push you to ask big questions. Consider new ideas. Trust God will lead you to truth.

Professors will come alongside you with guidance and support. Expert scholars and caring mentors, they share your Christian faith and are committed to your intellectual and spiritual growth. Teaching is their passion, and they want to invest in you.

At Northwestern, we won’t tell you what to think as a Christian in today’s world—we’ll teach you how.

Study and succeed
Northwestern will be the time of your life. And it will prepare you for the rest of it. An average of 96% of Northwestern alumni are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to the experts

US News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Northwestern College 5th among 96 Midwestern colleges in our category. Rankings are based on criteria that quantify excellence, including academic reputation, retention and graduation rates, and student selectivity.

Washington Monthly ranks Northwestern as the 7th-best baccalaureate college in the nation based on our commitment to social mobility, service and research.

20 Northwestern programs are recommended by Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges as “quality programs at a quality college”: actuarial science, athletic training, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, ecological science, education, English, history, music, music ministry, philosophy, physics, psychology, public relations, religion, social work, Spanish and theatre.

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