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We our studentsand our students love us

“My professors have not only helped prepare me for my career as an actuary, they have helped me become a better person.”

Ryan Sjaarda Ryan Sjaarda Actuarial Science major from Valley Springs, South Dakota

Ryan's story

“During my semester in Italy, I was blown away by the evidence that God is working in every corner of the world.”

Chloe Tschetter Chloe Tschetter Applied Design and Entrepreneurship major from Edgerton, Minnesota

Chloe's story

“The business department at Northwestern is incredible. My adviser helped me navigate quite the puzzle of a schedule, given my many interests. ”

Noah Roisum Noah Roisum Business Administration/International Business and Political Science major from Rapid City, South Dakota

Noah's story

“Not only has Northwestern prepared me for my career, but my education has prepared me to live a meaningful life. ”

Jenee Eden Jenee Eden Accounting major from Wesley, Iowa

Jenee's story

“Northwestern’s faculty are amazing. Every professor cares about his or her students and strives to make their college experience special.”

Kip Cullinan Kip Cullinan Chemistry major from Urbandale, Iowa

Kip's story

“Northwestern’s education faculty are amazing and constantly teach that faith goes hand-in-hand with learning at all levels. I really appreciate how quickly education majors are given hands-on experience in the classroom so we can determine early if this is the career path for us.”

Whitney Erickson Whitney Erickson Elementary education major from Story City, Iowa

Whitney's story

“During my time at NWC, I’ve become more independent and have learned about myself and about God. I’ve learned how to take charge and make things happen.”

Andrea Freeman Andrea Freeman Computer Science major from Newton, Iowa

Andrea's story

“Besides an education, Northwestern has given me great friends and connected me to a variety of different people”

Linsy Gonzalez Linsy Gonzalez Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation major from Boyden, Iowa

Linsy's story

“I grew as a person in every way at Northwestern—academically, emotionally and spiritually. I learned so much about myself, others and the world around me. Northwestern is a beautiful, fun and safe place that truly changes students’ lives if they let it.”

Samantha Olson Samantha Olson Biology-Health Professions major from Sioux Center, Iowa

Samantha's story

“The science faculty are all great people. They want to help students succeed—getting you well prepared for not only future schooling but also life.”

Dominick Pickard Dominick Pickard’24 Biochemistry major from Kalona, Iowa

Dominick's story

“I appreciate the application of our statistics classes to the real world. Dr. Huffman and Dr. Schon both have experience working for reputable companies in the field of statistics, so it’s always interesting to hear how what we’re learning might play out in everyday situations.”

Hailey Louw Hailey Louw Statistics major from Story City, Iowa

Hailey's story

“The professors in the psychology department are approachable, intentional and helpful. They are always willing to help students on an individual basis, whether it pertains to class or not. ”

Amelia Holt Amelia Holt Psychology major from Omaha, Nebraska

Amelia's story

“Northwestern is a place where we live, learn and work in community, seeking to leverage each person’s talents for the benefit of God’s kingdom. ”

Ella Van Zee Ella Van Zee Spanish major from Pella, Iowa

Ella's story

“"I have grown a tremendous amount during my time at Northwestern, developing into a leader and an active learner."”

Austin Dixon Austin Dixon’23 Music major from George, Iowa

Austin's story

“Northwestern faculty and staff do a great job of challenging me. They hold high standards that are achievable and attainable. ”

Taylor VanderVelde Taylor VanderVelde Biology-Health Professions major from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Taylor's story

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