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Parents Love NW

We have seen our daughter grow in her faith at Northwestern. Christian faith is demonstrated in the lives of the faculty and staff, and their commitment to Jesus is evident. Students are taught and encouraged to live a life of excellence to honor the Lord. We are so thankful for this safe, nurturing, exciting and academically excellent place for our daughter to learn. We could not recommend NWC more highly.  Randy and Jeanette Nielson | Wentworth, SD 

My son Joey had a difficult time deciding on a college. We visited many schools and even made spreadsheets to compare pros and cons for each place. Through a special prayer time, Joey felt led to choose Northwestern College for a variety of reasons. The standout best thing that resulted from his decision is definitely the spiritual component of the school. It's not just the students, faculty, football team or campus ministry offerings that impress Joey—it’s the whole Northwestern package.  Lauri Desir | Bismarck, ND

Northwestern is absolutely worth it.  Keith and Lori Holt | Omaha, NE

We are grateful for Northwestern's Christian influence, community and the availability of professors and staff who are invested in the students. We are also grateful that along with that comes a standard of excellence in the classroom.  Janna Klinghagen | Worland, WY

We feel so blessed by the world-class education and preparation our son received—a real testament to the people, facilities and commitment of Northwestern.  Milo McDowell | Poulsbo, WA

I am grateful for the connectivity Trystin has experienced. I love that he feels comfortable speaking with all of his teachers and knows they care. I love that he has a host home that connects him to a local church. Being eight hours from home, all of these things have made a huge positive impact in his experience.  Lelia Voss | Rogersville, MO

Madison has found a place that feels like home for her!  Carrie Naig | Pella, IA

We are most grateful for the spiritual enrichment opportunities our girls receive at Northwestern. God is actively working in the lives of our children, and NWC helps them to see what he is doing in their lives and how it can lead to a lifetime of spiritual growth.  Denise Nerem | Edgerton, MN

Jill thrived at Northwestern. She did great academically and had a great internship with the FDIC. She took several mission trips with her college friends. She had the amazing experience of studying abroad in Oman. Northwestern was her destiny. It was where God wanted her to be.  David Adam | Quincy, IL

Lauren is safe and loved. She is not just a number, but is known by her professors. She has been challenged to think deeply. The academic support has been fantastic. We love the standard of excellence that NWC upholds.  Susan Fisk | Frederick, CO

We appreciate that Northwestern integrates a Christian perspective into every aspect of learning and gave Derrick opportunities to grow in his faith. We love all the student life activities NWC has to offer, as well as the Christian community he was part of.  Rick and Staci Jansen | Sully, IA

Stella has really embraced her time at Northwestern. She always feels like she has support when needed. We've been pleased every step of the way and are glad she is a part of Raider Nation.  Carolyn Umphreys | Council Bluffs, IA

Northwestern showed Corrie how to lace together her career goals with her faith. It’s exactly what she needed—a place where she could learn her craft as well as develop deep relationships with people who care about her.  Ken and Patty Hayes | Fort Dodge, IA

We love that Trey feels at home at Northwestern. He is surrounded by coaches and staff that care about him. He also loves his dorm and has made many great friends there.  Jill Engelmann | Storm Lake, IA

Northwestern blessed Jeff and prepared him for a future in medicine beyond all our expectations. Northwestern shows what Christ-centered higher education is all about: serving and being a light in the world.  Lora Jeltema | Orange City, IA

I see Allyson maturing as a young adult as exhibited in the confidence and independence she displays. Also, and more importantly, I see her maturing in her personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I have observed that she is much more diligent in her devotions, Bible study and prayer life. I have also received comments from some ministry leaders at our home church about how impressed they are with her leadership skills. Thank you, Northwestern College!  Dan Pettit | Andover, MN

Northwestern has been a place of quality education and a great caring community. Ali has grown in his faith, and as a parent, I'm so grateful.  Verna Kowalczyk | Bahrain

It wasn't easy for Alexander to move over 1,200 miles from a suburb of Philadelphia to a small town in the Midwest. But he explains that the Northwestern experience removes a lot of the big city distractions and creates a "green house" situation that allows students to grow in very specific ways. The professors and staff cultivated this growth not only by instruction, but by example and personal relationships. Another benefit was the depth and breadth of relationships our son had with other students. The student activities and hall events provided all the social interactions a student could need. From the cardboard and duct tape battle (you would have to see it to believe it) to Sunday Night Praise & Worship to dorm-based gaming competitions, the Northwestern College community provides a social context that allows students to thrive.  Eulalia Lowry | Philadelphia, PA

Jeremiah blossomed at Northwestern. The combination of social growth and opportunities, the impact of the theatre department, and the investment of numerous professors (particularly in the religion department) enabled Jeremiah to use his gifts to honor and glorify God in a way that will have long-lasting effect. As parents, we are so grateful that God led Jeremiah to Northwestern.  Don and Joy Mitchell | Oskaloosa, IA

Anna had the most amazing year we could have hoped for, Northwestern and Orange City took care of her just like I was told you would. She made beautiful and lasting friends, loved her professors, had an outstanding RA and RD, and was challenged in new ways. I so appreciate what Northwestern gives students not only in education, but also in kindness, respect and love, and how much the college includes parents, letting them know what is going on at the school. Thank you for caring about Anna almost as much as I do!  Carrie Weighmink | Holland, MI