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We our studentsand our students love us

“The opportunities Northwestern provides to travel and serve, like the Spring Service Partnerships (SSPs) or study abroad programs, are what I appreciate most about Northwestern. These opportunities allow for students to explore God’s kingdom and grow in faith-filled trust. ”

Madelynn Harre Madelynn Harre English Teaching major from Maplewood, Minnesota

Madelynn'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

“The community of Northwestern is unlike anything I've ever experienced. From professors and coaches to fellow students and cafeteria workers, I’ve formed truly special connections at Northwestern.”

Dylan Kirkeby Dylan Kirkeby Biophysics major from Brandon, South Dakota

Dylan's story

“I love helping people. It’s fun to watch people grow and mature throughout the school year in the classes I tutor. ”

Kaytlyn Keeler Kaytlyn Keeler Biology-Health Professions major from Farson, Wyoming

Kaytlyn's story

“I want to become a certified nursing assistant because I care about people and want to help them feel better. ”

Daniel Mills Daniel Mills’23 NEXT Program major from Blackstone, Massachusetts

Daniel's story

“I really love the idea of interdisciplinary study that the Honors Program offers. This really interests me because my majors are so different, and because I love to learn as much as I can. In fact, I wanted to major in four or five disciplines, but that’s not feasible, so instead I enrolled in the Honors Program because it promises experience in fields outside of your own, which is really cool.”

Landon Van Berkum Landon Van Berkum Computer Science and History major from Everson, Washington

Landon's story

“In my sociology classes, we reflect upon faith’s impact on our understanding of social problems. This skill of reflection has helped me understand why I believe what I believe. I have also learned how to dig deeper into the Bible to inform my knowledge of biblical truth.”

Caitlin Hornback Caitlin Hornback’24 Sociology major from Winterset, Iowa

Caitlin's story

“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

“Students get very personal care in Northwestern’s agribusiness program. We get extensive hands-on experience and take many field trips to prepare us for the growing, innovative field of agribusiness.”

Kaylynn Ridgely Kaylynn Ridgely Agricultural Business major from Rockwell City, Iowa

Kaylynn's story

““To the King”—which is something casts say before every show—helps me focus on why I do what I do and how my art glorifies God. I never connected those two ideas before I came to Northwestern.”

Madilynn Loats Madilynn Loats Theatre major from Mason City, Iowa

Madilynn's story

“One of the things I most appreciate about the Northwestern business department is its commitment to excellence and student understanding.”

Brian VandenBerg Brian VandenBerg’23 Business-Finance major from Mason City, Iowa

Brian's story

“My professors share tangible ways they have served the Lord with their talents and expertise, which shows me how I can do the same in the business world.”

Emily Bosch Emily Bosch Business Education, Secondary Education and Accounting major from Ankeny, Iowa

Emily's story

“I love how my education classes provide real-world experience in a safe, accommodating environment. These experiences have helped me grow in confidence, so I feel prepared for teaching in a real classroom”

Lydia Wissink Lydia Wissink Secondary Education major from Chisago City, Minnesota

Lydia's story

“The Northwestern faculty are among the main reasons I love NWC so much. They want me to do my absolute best, and they are there to support me every step of the way.”

Annika Stecker Annika Stecker Biology/Genetics major from Spirit Lake, Iowa

Annika's story

“I grew in my appreciation and knowledge of other cultures. Most of my time was spent with other international students from all over the world. Asking them questions and understanding their home life was one of my favorite parts of being in Ireland.”

Emily Hurley Emily Hurley Exercise Science major from Pleasant Hill, Iowa

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