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We our studentsand our students love us

“I grew as a person in every way at Northwestern—academically, emotionally and spiritually. I learned so much about myself, others and the world around me. Northwestern is a beautiful, fun and safe place that truly changes students’ lives if they let it.”

Samantha Olson Samantha Olson ’22 Biology-health professions major from Sioux Center, Iowa

Samantha's story

“Studying political science has strengthened my faith, as it has highlighted the importance of knowing what you believe in the political realm.”

Maya Hall Maya Hall ’22 Political science and social work major from Kalona, Iowa

Maya's story

“Being a Raider has changed my life. Coming from California to Orange City was a huge culture shock, but it was the greatest decision I could have made for myself”

Manuel Jaramillo Manuel Jaramillo ’23 Criminal Justice major from Selma, California

Manuel's story

“I love helping people. It’s fun to watch people grow and mature throughout the school year in the classes I tutor. ”

Kaytlyn Keeler Kaytlyn Keeler ’23 Biology-health professions major from Farson, Wyoming

Kaytlyn's story

“I chose Northwestern because of the people. Students and faculty are very personable and willing to engage in conversation, whether it’s about academics, athletics or campus life. Northwestern makes me feel like I’m at home even when I’m away from home. ”

Jacob Lynott Jacob Lynott ’22 Nursing major from Hawarden, Iowa

Jacob's story

“The relationships I’ve gained during my time at Northwestern have been greater than I could have ever imagined. I’ll leave Northwestern with connections I’ll cherish for a lifetime.”

Trey Harms Trey Harms ’22 Spanish major from Aberdeen, South Dakota

Trey's story

“I grew in my appreciation and knowledge of other cultures. Most of my time was spent with other international students from all over the world. Asking them questions and understanding their home life was one of my favorite parts of being in Ireland.”

Emily Hurley Emily Hurley ’22 Exercise Science major from Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Emily's story

“I chose Northwestern because I believed it was the best college for me to succeed academically. I knew professors wouldn’t try to weed me out, but instead, would help me succeed.”

Steve Van Meeteren Steve Van Meeteren ’22 Mathematics major from Sheldon, Iowa

Steve's story

“I love that Northwestern has become a second home and that no matter what, I’ll always have people who support me like family.”

Hayden Lee Hayden Lee ’22 Social work major from Long Beach, California

Hayden's story

“My campus tour guide was one of the reasons I transferred to Northwestern. I visited Northwestern my junior year of high school and had the best experience. ”

Emily Erck Emily Erck ’23 Public relations and marketing major from Brandon, South Dakota

Emily's story

“I love how my education classes provide real-world experience in a safe, accommodating environment. These experiences have helped me grow in confidence, so I feel prepared for teaching in a real classroom”

Lydia Wissink Lydia Wissink ’24 Secondary education major from Chisago City, Minnesota

Lydia's story

“During my time at NWC, I’ve become more independent and have learned about myself and about God. I’ve learned how to take charge and make things happen.”

Andrea Freeman Andrea Freeman ’21 Computer science major from Newton, Iowa

Andrea's story

“I have gained so many more things from Northwestern than just a fabulous education. I have grown in my faith every year, I have met incredible friends—including my wife—and established relationships that will last a lifetime, and I have grown in my musical skills. Northwestern is truly an amazing college.”

Joel Van Peursem Joel Van Peursem ’ Music and secondary education major from Vermillion, South Dakota

Joel's story

“The professors in the psychology department are approachable, intentional and helpful. They are always willing to help students on an individual basis, whether it pertains to class or not. ”

Amelia Holt Amelia Holt ’23 Psychology major from Omaha, Nebraska

Amelia's story

“Northwestern faculty and staff do a great job of challenging me. They hold high standards that are achievable and attainable. ”

Taylor VanderVelde Taylor VanderVelde ’22 Biology-health professions major from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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