Northwestern students and their parents enjoy a picnic on the green.

Parents Love NW

Why choose Northwestern? Because 97% of our parents say we're worth it.

Sending our first child away to college could have been a very difficult event, considering the unknowns both she and we faced, but Northwestern has been a tremendous blessing to Hannah in numerous ways. Our biggest concern was for her spiritual well-being, and Northwestern has clearly supported her faith in Christ. The academic preparation she has received has prepared her for a job, but Northwestern as a whole experience has prepared her for life. We cannot express our gratitude and appreciation enough for NWC and our daughter’s time there. Nathan and Molly Bassett | Lincoln, NE


We appreciate that Northwestern integrates a Christian perspective into every aspect of learning and gives 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 is part of. Rick and Staci Jansen | Sully, IA


From classroom instruction and discussion to service and evangelism opportunities—and from community-building campus activities to authentic living in the dorms—Northwestern encouraged and nurtured a living, active and thinking faith in our daughter Jen. Doug and Peg Te Grotenhuis | Orange City, IA


We have had three children attend Northwestern. We appreciate the faith-filled intentional community that is part of every aspect of the college. Jim and Vicki Swart | Oostburg, WI


Northwestern helped our oldest dive into a career that she loves, and the college will be the launching point for our youngest as she heads down the path to becoming a doctor. We truly appreciate all that faculty and staff have done to help our daughters realize their dreams. Brian and Lisa Schutt | Alton, IA


We can honestly say Northwestern was the best decision Logan could have made! We loved watching him thrive in a place where academic excellence, personal leadership, community awareness and spiritual growth were valued and nurtured. Les and Lori Gooch | Sioux Falls, SD


I would absolutely recommend Northwestern to any family searching for a quality college for their son or daughter. If you’re looking for a place that will integrate your child into a caring community, provide an outstanding and rigorous academic climate, and infuse Jesus and faith into everything they do, then you need to choose Northwestern. Our daughter had a wonderful experience here. Steve and Jeanne Weisser | Lincoln, NE


Jeff’s chemistry and physics professors have exceeded our expectations. He has been encouraged by the Honors Program and further research opportunities that both challenged and equipped him for whatever the Lord has in store for his future. Randy and Lora Jeltema | Orange City, IA


Jean and I appreciated the personal connections Lauren made with faculty and staff. During her first few weeks at Northwestern, there were a couple of questions that needed our attention, and professors replied directly to us both. Rick Faber | Omaha, NE


After having our oldest daughter graduate from Northwestern in 2014 and knowing all the positive things she experienced and the many opportunities she had, we knew Northwestern was the right place for our son. Derrick just completed his first year at NWC and absolutely loved it! I appreciated the fact that he was welcomed into the Northwestern family from the beginning and that his professors and fellow students truly care about him. With smaller class sizes, each prof knows their students by name. Staci Jansen | Sully, IA


If your son or daughter is looking for a small Christian college, this is the one for them. The professors truly care for the students, and there is a great community spirit. My daughter has had some great experiences while attending Northwestern and has done well in her classes. She has also made some lasting friendships there. I would recommend Northwestern to anyone. It’s a great college. Sholeen Sparks | Cherokee, IA


Northwestern was definitely the right choice for Ben. He received a rigorous education that prepared him well for his future. He had a great time being in community with people who will be lifelong friends. And most importantly, he grew in his faith and as a man. James and Tamera Loftis | Arlington, NE


Northwestern has been so great for both of our daughters. A big part is faculty and staff who are always so willing to help students and parents. Glen and Kathy Goedken | Sheldon, IA


The thought of dropping my daughter off at college was terrifying, but after visiting Northwestern and meeting professors, resident directors and staff members, that fear disappeared. Seeing the care and concern everyone had for the students, I knew this was the right place for her. Sallye Vanderplas-Lee | Omaha, NE


We are very grateful for the Christ-centered education Bailey received. We appreciate the fact that you do what you say you will do! Sam and Jill Vande Weerd | Pella, IA


Brad has been challenged to engage in a deeper walk with God and improve his time management and prioritization skills. He’s learning how much he can do successfully, which is building his confidence. Tom Mould | Bloomington, MN


Our son and daughter were both impressed with the amount of financial aid they received and told us, ‘Northwestern really works with and for you.' Ralph and Julie Van Zweden | Sioux Center, IA

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