Choosing the right college is about fit. Northwestern College is a great fit for students who learn best in small classes with professors who are great teachers and inspiring mentors. We’re perfect for students whose faith is important to them and who grow spiritually by being around other Christians. We’re the right place for students who want to be part of a tight-knit campus community while also experiencing the world.

If that’s you, then you might belong here.

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“As I have started to research the entrance requirements for some of the graduate schools I want to attend, I just have to shake my head and smile because my professors prepared me so well. ”

Chris Sietstra ’17 Psychology and Accounting major from Boyden, Iowa

Chris's story

“I believe that language is one of the most important and beautiful ways that we are able to connect with God. We come to know God personally through his word ... then we share that good news with others in stories.”

Amie Adams ’17 English writing and rhetoric major from Clear Lake, Iowa

Amie's story

“Northwestern has equipped me with all I need to excel, not only professionally, but socially and spiritually as well. ”

Shanell Nieuwendorp ’18 Political science and criminal justice major from Orange City, Iowa

Shanell's story

“I visited Northwestern twice before making my decision to attend, and during my second visit, several people recognized and remembered me. Northwestern felt like a place I absolutely fit. Three years later, I still feel the same way.”

Julia VanDyk ’17 Theatre major from Ames, Iowa

Julia's story

“I love all the sociology professors and really enjoy their teaching methods. They keep class exciting and interesting.”

Rebecca Quade ’18 Criminal justice major from Kingsley, Iowa

Rebecca's story