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

“The professors not only provide typical information, like feedback on assignments, but they want to know students personally. They care about each of us, and that became evident from the first few meetings I had with them.”

Brody Van Roekel ’16 History major from Sioux Center, Iowa

Brody's story

“My professors are passionate about their field, and that makes what we’re learning come alive. They also stress the importance of maintaining our faith in the public sphere.”

Jesse Walnofer ’16 Political science major from Tea, South Dakota

Jesse's story

“The nursing professors are great. It’s easy to see that they know the subject matter very well. Because the nursing program is small, you really get to develop relationships with your professors.”

Rachael Lee ’16 Nursing major from Elizabeth, Colorado

Rachael's story

“The professors are warm and welcoming. They create an environment where students are able to discuss course material, issues of faith and any other topics without feeling intimidated. ”

Mawuli MacDonald ’16 Chemistry and biology-health professions major from Accra, Ghana

Mawuli'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