We make sure your first Northwestern experiences are welcoming, fun and productive because we know your first days at Northwestern set the tone for your entire four-year college experience. During orientation, you’ll be guided through all the business of getting your college career started, like confirming your course selections and becoming acquainted with the people and resources that will support your learning both in and out of the classroom. You’ll meet professors, residence life staff and other new students—some of whom will become lifelong friends.

Fall Orientation: Aug. 19-22, 2016

ENVISION, Northwestern's orientation for students entering college in the fall, will be held the weekend before fall semester classes begin.

Midyear Orientation: Jan. 11, 2016

We also offer a midyear orientation for students entering Northwestern at the start of the spring semester.

You’ve worked hard in high school.
Find out what your Northwestern College scholarship payoff will be. Tell us your test scores and GPA and we’ll give you an estimate for the 4-year academic scholarship amount you’ll automatically receive when you apply, get accepted and enroll.

Real. Smart. Christian.
Authentic community. Excellent academics. Christ-centered learning. That’s Northwestern College.

We our studentsand our students love us

“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

“As an artist and a Christian, I feel like I'm faced with stereotypes about what can be considered 'Christian art.' Learning to embrace abstract art as a way of glorifying God has challenged me, and so has finding ways to lead people to God through my work.”

Osiris Ordaz ’18 Art and psychology major from Berwyn, Illinois

Osiris's story

“I have been privileged to receive a wonderful academic education at Northwestern, but I’ve also been educated in many other areas.”

Lydia Steenhoek ’16 Writing and rhetoric major from Shelbyville, Michigan

Lydia'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

“All the psychology professors are passionate about different areas of the discipline—and that's evident in the classes they teach and the way they answer our questions and involve us in their research. ”

Jake Vermeer ’16 Psychology major from Pipestone, Minnesota

Jake's story