If you're a veteran or active in the military, you're welcome at Northwestern. We're grateful for your service—and happy to let you know some veterans or students active in the armed forces may be eligible for Northwestern's De Beer Legacy Veteran's Scholarship, which ranges from $2,500 to $10,000 per year for full-time undergraduate students. In addition, we are a Yellow Ribbon school and accept GI bill benefits for qualifying students and their dependents. As a result of our services to veterans and their families, Northwestern has been ranked as a Top-10 Military-Friendly School. Contact Austin Nyhof, associate registrar, at anyhof@nwciowa.edu to learn more about your military benefits at Northwestern.

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“I chose Northwestern College for the standout education, Christian experience and close-knit community it offers.”

Andrew De Noble Andrew De Noble Exercise Science major from Rock Rapids, Iowa

Andrew's story

“The professors care about your academic and personal growth. ”

Abigail Clarke Abigail Clarke Biology major from Waverly, Nebraska

Abigail's story

“I really love the idea of interdisciplinary study that the Honors Program offers. This really interests me because my majors are so different, and because I love to learn as much as I can. In fact, I wanted to major in four or five disciplines, but that’s not feasible, so instead I enrolled in the Honors Program because it promises experience in fields outside of your own, which is really cool.”

Landon Van Berkum Landon Van Berkum Computer Science and History major from Everson, Washington

Landon's story

“I believe Northwestern students form more meaningful relationships than they would find anywhere else.”

Ty Martens Ty Martens Business Administration major from Elizabeth, Colorado

Ty's story

“Northwestern’s education faculty are amazing and constantly teach that faith goes hand-in-hand with learning at all levels. I really appreciate how quickly education majors are given hands-on experience in the classroom so we can determine early if this is the career path for us.”

Whitney Erickson Whitney Erickson Elementary education major from Story City, Iowa

Whitney's story

“My professors have not only helped prepare me for my career as an actuary, they have helped me become a better person.”

Ryan Sjaarda Ryan Sjaarda Actuarial Science major from Valley Springs, South Dakota

Ryan's story

“The student mentors are really nice with the NEXT program students. They help us write papers, research on the web and study for tests, because they want us to succeed.”

Austin Dixon Austin Dixon Music major from George, Iowa

Austin's story

“The thing I appreciate the most about Northwestern is the people.”

Emma Wilson Emma Wilson Math major from McCallsburg, Iowa

Emma's story

“At Northwestern, God has provided me with an excellent academic experience, a beautifully Christ-centered community, and a place that has grown and challenged my faith. ”

Faith Tyrrell Faith Tyrrell Graphic Design major from Marshalltown, Iowa

Faith's story

“I want to become a certified nursing assistant because I care about people and want to help them feel better. ”

Daniel Mills Daniel Mills NEXT Program major from Blackstone, Massachusetts

Daniel's story

“The community of Northwestern is unlike anything I've ever experienced. From professors and coaches to fellow students and cafeteria workers, I’ve formed truly special connections at Northwestern.”

Dylan Kirkeby Dylan Kirkeby Biophysics major from Brandon, South Dakota

Dylan's story

“Northwestern is well-known for the strength of its science programs, so I knew I would be challenged and well-prepared by the biology department. ”

Garrett Raymon Garrett Raymon Biology-Ecological Science major from Hills, Minnesota

Garrett'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 Harms Kaytlyn Harms Biology-Health Professions major from Farson, Wyoming

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“Besides an education, Northwestern has given me great friends and connected me to a variety of different people”

Linsy Gonzalez Linsy Gonzalez Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation major from Boyden, Iowa

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“Northwestern felt like home as soon as I walked onto campus.”

Taylor Davies Taylor Davies Art Therapy major from Brandon, Wisconsin

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