Student with mother at commencement

Parents Love NW

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

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

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

Hannah, as the oldest, was our first child to attend college and there was some trepidation about where she would go and what influence the institution would have on her. We raised her to love God, love others, and share Christ, and we knew not all schools would value this worldview.  Northwestern was the last school we visited, and we immediately knew it was the right choice. The academics were exceptional and the professors extremely caring and helpful, but more critical was the overwhelming presence of Christ being spoken and lived out at Northwestern. We appreciate all Northwestern did to prepare our daughter to bring God’s light and word into the world.  Nathan and Molly Bassett | Lincoln, NE

From day one our son was able to experience one of the values Northwestern holds up: Christian community. He experienced this in many places—with freshmen classmates in the dorm and around campus as well as upperclassmen students who took the time and energy to invest in him. To listen to Ben's experiences of deep sharing of life as well as random and ridiculous things you do as a college student, has really blessed us tremendously.   Bob De Boer | Orange City, IA

We appreciate the support and guidance of faculty and staff at Northwestern—from support during those first few weeks of school to invitations for dinner at their homes. How often can a college student say that the president of the college says hello to you on a regular basis and calls you by your first name? Our daughter can, and I know it made her feel welcome and part of the Northwestern family.   Rick and Jean Faber | Omaha, NE

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 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

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

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

Liz would tell you that her dad forced her to go on a campus visit which she didn't particularly like. Then she went back for a Red 101 visit and fell in love with Northwestern. As an English teaching major and a theatre minor, she received theoretical and practical training that has prepared her well to be a high school English teacher and speech and theater coach. She also took on many leadership roles. All of that was good, but I really appreciate the focus on Christian faith throughout her college experience and will always remember the baccalaureate worship that sends the new graduates into the world to be the light of Jesus Christ.  Scott Meier | Badger, IA

Jeremiah blossomed during his freshman year 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) has 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

We’re very pleased that Pedro chose Northwestern because they practice excellent moral and religious values, have a very high academic level, and offer excellent academic support and help.  Maria Ligia Oliveira | Brazil

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

I appreciate the smaller class sizes and individual attention Hannah is receiving. I hope she can seize even more opportunities to grow in her faith and develop her talents and skills.   Michelle Ross | Des Moines, IA

Northwestern has impacted Amie's leadership skills significantly. We knew she had it in her. We've seen her grow tremendously, handling life's issues and applying godly principles to problems when they arise. She has learned to balance studying with taking breaks and having fun. Northwestern is truly a family. Amie has made friendships that will last a lifetime.  Lindy Uithoven | Sioux Falls, SD

Jason loves Northwestern. Everyone he's met has been so helpful and friendly. I have recommended Northwestern to other students and families.   Chris Van Dyke | Avoca, MN

Anna had the most amazing year we could have hopeful 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