Page 1


this college

just ple, go places and try things you peo et me to get you e lleg Co At Northwestern

And expand your understanding Like opportunities to lead. Serve.


of the world. On campus,

rld. Is Northwestern all that across the country, around the wo Come see for yourself. different? Ask around. Take a look.

Got questions?

. e offers more of what matters to you leg col all sm our e aus bec t’s Tha can’t do at big schools.

Start here. What are graduates doing? _____ 3 Do you have my major? ________ 5 _ 6 How does faith fit in? _________ _ 10 What’s it like to live on campus?

13 What sports can I play? _______ _ 14 Can I study off campus? ______ 16 What’s the next step? ____




My professors at Northwestern knew me well enough to

write detailed, personalized letters of reference. They’re

skilled scientists, yet so personable and

willing to help.

Jameson Guthmiller Medical Student University of Iowa


JP Morgan Mayo Clinic FDIC Sharp Laboratories Lutheran Social Services Principal Financial Group IBM Anytime Fitness Ernst & Young Homeland Security Policy Institute Goodman Theatre Sioux Falls School District Youth With a Mission Pella Corporation National Park Service

Recent graduate school placements Duke University University of Southern California Medical School Princeton Theological Seminary University of Iowa University of Nor th Carolina Creighton University Law School Arizona State University Purdue University Iowa State University School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Washington University, St. Louis Colorado State University

in graduate school within six mon ths of graduation.

Recent career placements

average, are employed or enro lled

Academics. Service. Faith. Comm unity. All combined in powerful ways to equip you for the real world while bringing God’s plan into sharper focus. It’s what our small college is about. We think it’s what colleg e should be. It’s why Northwestern graduates are in dem and. And why they’re known for characteristics like hon esty, integrity and hard work. What do you want out of col lege?

95 percent of Northwestern alumni, on



What makes Northwestern a Christian college? More than just attending chapel. Everything is viewed through the lens of Christian faith.

Learn more about what recent NW

C grads are doing at www.nwciow



the world will challenge you at New ideas and ways of viewing sroom, through the arts or on the Northwestern. Whether in the clas g. But watered-down version of anythin playing field, you won’t receive a eive the support you need to make at our small college, you’ll also rec ’ll be erstanding of broader issues. We sense of it all as you grow in und succeed. there alongside as you learn and

challenge support Outstanding Teachers Two professors have been named Iowa’s Professor of the Year: Piet Koene, Spanish, in 2004; and Jeff Barker, theatre, in 2006. Dr. Ralph Davis, biology and neuroscience, has received more than $770,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health for ongoing research on drugs that combat parasites. Dr. Jennifer Feenstra, psychology, received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Eastern Europe on volunteerism and the effectiveness of community development work. Dr. Ann Lundberg, English, is also a geologist and spends summers as an interpretive park ranger and firefighter with the National Park Service.

80 4

Nor thwestern has provided more than an academic education. I’ve

learned how to manage my time, interact with those of different viewpoints and upbringings, and be par t of something bigger than myself. Danie Fry Athletic Training Fairfield, Iowa

doctoral or terminal degrees percent of full-time faculty have Notre Dame, UCLA and Yale. e, Duk de inclu from schools that

Majors and Minors Accounting Actuarial science Applied ethics (minor only) Art Graphic design option Arts administration (minor only) Athletic training Biology–ecological science Biology–general/teaching Biology–health professions Business administration Agri-business Finance Human resources Management Marketing Business education Chemistry Christian education and youth ministry Christian mission (minor only) Computer information systems Computer science Cultural studies (minor only) Developmental psychology (minor only)

Economics Elementary education English teaching Exercise science German (minor only) Health (minor only) History Humanities Journalism Literature Mathematics Mathematics teaching (minor only) Medical laboratory science Modified music with elementary education Multimedia (minor only) Music Music ministry Nursing Philosophy Physical education Physics (minor only)

Physics teaching (minor only) Political science Psychology Public relations Religion Social work Sociology Spanish Sport management TESL (minor only) Theatre Theatre and speech Translation and interpretation: Spanish-English Writing and rhetoric Pre-Professional Programs Art therapy Chiropractic Dentistry Engineering Graphic design Law Medicine Mor tuary science Music performance Music therapy Occupational therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physical therapy Professional studio Veterinary medicine Career Concentrations Christian theatre ministries Computer science Criminal justice Fitness management Neuroscience Recreation

hwestern as Washington Monthly ranks Nort college for e reat alau bacc 2 No. n’s the natio evement, achi of lives preparing graduates for . arch rese and service


courage and


U.S. News & World Report rank s Nor thwestern College as a top10 Midwestern college .

Campus ministry is discipleship groups in the dorms. Leadership training. Prayer and Bible study. Shortterm mission trips. Service opportunities. Youth groups. Fellowship. Retreats. And a whole lot more.

Discovering God’s will is a big par t of being here. It’s personalizing your faith, but there’s also the next step that says,

Faith—or knowledge? Some schools see them as incompatible. But you shouldn’t have to choose . Because the way we see it, faith and knowledge are insepa rable. You’ll be challenged here, academically and spiritually . Not in ways that tear down your faith, but in ways that build it up. And as you process new knowledge, you’ll gain a dee per appreciation of what you believe—and why. Career isn’t different from calling at Nor thwestern. The mission field is a calling. So is business, medicine or politics. God has a place for you, and it lies at the intersection of what you’ re good at and what the world needs. That place is your calling. Helping you find it is ours.

What’s chapel like at Northwestern?

Christian leaders and student stor ies Loud bands and quiet prayer Boisterous praise and solemn refle ction Biblical plays and traditional liturg y Arms raised and hands clasped Favorite hymns and global rhythms It’s worshipping God with frien ds.

‘OK, I’ve made my faith my own. Now, how am I going to live that out?’ Derek Brower Education Professor

Learn more at



Northwestern professors are com mitted Christians devoted to high-qua lity teaching, scholarship, mentoring and serv ice.




The likelihood of finding something to do with someone on campus any given day. Seriously.

I have a sense of belonging here. At the end of my trip from Wisconsin to Orange City, I

feel like I’m home. 8

Anna Pitney, Theatre, Wausau, Wisconsin


western’s community. Think You just have to experience North night you’re making a 3 a.m. Perkins

the time. One of living with your best friends all . It’s awesome. in-depth conversation about faith run, and the next you’re having an Clara City, Minnesota Zach Hankel, Computer Science,






percent of Northwestern students te live on campus, which helps crea our strong sense of community.

think so—it’s not our idea of All work and no play? We didn’t best stuff doesn’t even show up small college either. Some of the l life. Students say that’s one of on the calendar. Like residence hal . And since most everybody the great things about Northwestern is always plenty to do. stays around on weekends, there

Like to dance? This could be your big chance. Join RUSH. It’s an annual dance concert where nearly 200 students perform everything from ballet and hiphop to tribal fusion Bollywood dance before sold-out crowds.

Medieval Week’s Epic Battle is a newer tradition that became an instant favorite. It’s the perfect combination of creativity, cardboard and duct tape (and a fair share of testosterone). And traditions like Clash of the Classes keep drawing crowds too.

Living in residence halls with new-found friends creates the best college memories. Students say Nor thwestern’s community—living and learning with other believers—is the best environment for preparing to be a thinking Christian in today’s world.

The arts thrive on our campus. In choirs, bands, ensembles, dramatic productions and the visual arts, you’ll find your place— as a performer, behind the scenes or in the seats.


One-third of the student body participates in one of Northwe

stern’s 16 intercollegiate sports.

Learn more at

Varsity Spor ts


work play hard hard

At Northwestern, sports train for life. We encourage balance bet we en athletics, campus life and academ ics. It’s one of the best things about sm all college. Coaches nur ture each pla yer on and off the field. Winning matter s, of course, and the Northwestern Red Raiders have their share of trophie s. But even more important are the character-building lessons that las t long after the season is over.

Men Baseball Basketball Cross country Football Golf Soccer Track & field Wrestling Women Basketball Cross country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track & field Volleyball

Nor thwestern’s new sport management program is helping fill a growing need in what has become the 11th largest industry in the U.S. You can concentrate on coaching, administration, marketing and sports information.


spor ts

include badminton, basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, racquetball, softball, tennis and volleyball.

The college and the athletic progra ms do a really good job of staying in touch with professors to ensure

that student-athletes 12

are students first.

Dr. Jim Mead, Religion Professor


Ever milked a yak? You could. Join international mission partners at hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps and other sites, where you might teach ESL, help deliver babies or serve people dying from AIDS. In countries that include Argentina, Fiji, India, Malawi, Russia and Thailand.




Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Washington, D.C.—

Interested in knowing more about the Middle East? We offer the Oman Semester. You’ll study Arabic and learn about Islam while helping promote understanding and trust between Christians and Muslims. And ride a camel or two while you’re there.

western. And Connections run deep at North ng home to while Orange City takes pride in bei town” for par t of students, you also can “get out of you can take your learning. That’s small college— internships, advantage of experiences such as grams service learning and off-campus pro nities to study throughout the country. And opportu abroad in every par t of the world.

these are just some of the locations for off-campus programs.

Northwestern’s music and theatre ensembles have performed around the world and across the United States, including at the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria and off-Broadway in New York.


/internships and at www.nwciowa

Learn more at:

200 More than 200 students, faculty and staff build houses, tutor youth and serve in homeless shelters during spring break.


Orange City, Iowa: population 6,000. Charmingly Dutch, it’s one of the cleanest, safest towns in America. Residents love Nor thwestern. They’ll be your supporters at sporting events and performances—and they might even invite you over for a home-cooked meal.

Study abroad in more than 30 countries— places like Argentina, China, Costa Rica, India, Romania and Russia. Become immersed in another culture. And learn more about yourself in the process.


Academics 40+ majors 16 pre-professional programs 6 career concentrations

About Us Four-year liberal arts college, bachelor’s degrees awarded Founded in 1882 by the Reformed Church in America Member, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Faculty All classes taught by NWC professo rs 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio Average class size: 18 80 percent of full-time faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees Students 1,250 students 32 states 20 countries


financial aid

of Northwestern students rece ive financial aid, with the average award being $21,500.

Leadership. Ideas. Faith. Internship s. Study abroad. And learning more about yourself than you thought possible. Oppor tunity is waiting at Northwest ern. Are you ready? To see if Northwestern fits you, com e for a visit: We wa nt to meet you. Maybe this small college is just what you ’re looking for.

How to reach us Application/Admission 712-707-7130 or 800-747-4757

90 16



percent of Northwestern’s grad

Financial Aid 712-707-7131 or 800-747-4757

uates finish college in 4 years

Student Life 88 percent of students live on cam pus More than 50 clubs and organiza tions More than half of students are in campus ministry and service 1 out of 3 students participate in the performing arts 3 men’s, 3 women’s residence halls Apartments, cottages and themed housing Athletics Great Plains Athletic Conference , NAIA member 1 out of 3 students participate in intercollegiate sports 6 national NAIA team titles since 2001 8 men’s, 8 women’s Red Raider varsity teams Accreditation Nor thwestern College is accredit ed by the Higher Learning Commission of the Nor th Central Association of Coll eges and Schools. For program/departmental accredit ation:

Nor thwestern College Office of Admissions 101 7th Street SW Orange City, Iowa 51041 800-747-4757

or less.




Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Northwestern College

Office of Admissions 101 7th Street SW Orange City, IA 51041 Address Service Requested



Northwestern College viewbook