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

“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

“I really like the people here and the professors are awesome. It’s small but still big enough that I can meet new people throughout the school year.”

Monserrat Figueroa ’17 Translation and interpretation major from Rock Valley, Iowa

Monserrat'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

“The community I’m surrounded with at Northwestern is unbeatable. I feel like I have another family here, and I love reconnecting with them each fall.”

Lauren Spranger ’16 Exercise science major from Trenary, Michigan

Lauren's story

“I really appreciate the small class sizes at Northwestern. Professors are able to provide one-on-one time with students, which is unique to smaller classes. ”

Trevor Gudeman ’17 Computer science major from Tucson, Arizona

Trevor's story