Orange City, IA
Northwestern College


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Recent Reviews

Katharina
Describe the students at your school.

They are pretty willing to help others and enjoy being here.

Describe the students at your school.

They are pretty willing to help others and enjoy being here.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Some advice I would give are to look at all your options and apply to many places. They would be surprised what they may find in a college. As I did, going to a 2-year college, such as a Community College or Junior College, is a great idea because you save a lot of money, and if your major changes, and have to stay longer at school, you (if your school is expensive) won't be wasting money. I also would write down everything you're interested in and check to see if that school has majors/minors of your interest. In order to make the most out of the college experience, I would say to get involved as much as you can (as long as you're not letting it interfere too much with studies) and try to get to know as many people as you can. Stay away from the alcohol, and college will be a different, but I know, a better experience.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is ready to learn , not just accademically, but about the most important thing in life, Jesus. This is a Christian school, they don't discrimminate against non-Christians, but a person won't walk away from this school, never hearing and/or learning about Jesus Christ. This school is in a small town, but if a person is willing to make their own fun, it's a great place!

Nick
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's extremely conservative Christian, which might sound bad at first, but the rules really help to build a safe, clean commu...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's extremely conservative Christian, which might sound bad at first, but the rules really help to build a safe, clean community where people aren't afraid to go walking alone at night. OK, so there are "open" and "closed" dorm hours, but honestly, it's nice to have hours when you know there won't be shrieking girls running around. Or if you're a girl, shrieking...guys? Sure.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you're going to spend thousands of dollars on an education, be prepared to learn. I've seen people who come to college just to party and get drunk, or just to play video games, or for some other reason. It's a waste of money. If you go there to learn and to meet new people, you'll have a great time. But don't just focus on the learning...there is a lot more to college life than that. And parents, don't think you can "force" your kids to behave by putting them in some conservative, high-end college. If they want to get drunk, they're going to get drunk. You can't protect them forever, and if you try to, you'll just end up losing them for good. The best thing to do is trust their choices, and help them through it if they make a mistake or two. Just don't be afraid to let go.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The community is amazing, and everyone is always so nice to each other! There are some definite cliques, but as long as you don't let them define you, you'll find that you enjoy your experience much more.

Anne
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, and if not exactly like me, fine with me being me and them being them. They are also exceptional...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, and if not exactly like me, fine with me being me and them being them. They are also exceptionaly responsible.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Wierdly enough, looking for a college thats right for you or your child has a lot more to do with how much you know about you, not the college. If you don't know who you are how can you know what college you want to go to or what you want to do? If you aren't certain about who you are it's best to go to a medium sized college, with a friendly atmosphere, and with good accademic departments all around, to leave room to grow.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who really want to learn and to have real friends, not just people you hang out with.

Matthew
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are a private liberal arts college but we are based in the reformed tradition of christianity and that largely impacts the...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are a private liberal arts college but we are based in the reformed tradition of christianity and that largely impacts the students and professors and I believe is one of the main distinctions between us and other private liberal arts colleges of our size. Also, NWC has the best social atmosphere of all the colleges I looked at.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't focus on the cost. Americans make a million dollars in the course of their life on average, so the price you pay for college is only 20% of that at most and it is worth it to get a solid education. Also, find a place where you will be encouraged towards your beliefs and your sense of morality. Parents, don't force your students to go someplace they don't want to go or to study what they don't want to study. Students, don't go to a college for a girl/boy friend, or parties, or friends. Go because it is a place where you feel comfortable. Finally, don't party during the first 2 months of school and don't go home for the first month. This will help you to have a healthy start to your college experience.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known how challenging the academic environment was and I also wish I would have known that the professors at this college don't always agree with the doctrinal position of the college and will openly disagree with it in their classes at times. I also would have liked to know that there would be big differences between the faculty and the staff on certain issues.

Kirk
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Northwestern College is a great place of learning and becoming an adult, who knows what it takes to succed in, spirtitual, bu...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Northwestern College is a great place of learning and becoming an adult, who knows what it takes to succed in, spirtitual, buisness, and family life

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest many college visits to different types of colleges such as large universities to small colleges. Spend the night in the dorms to experince what it would be like to live there. Research success rates of graduating students to them finding a job in their field. To make the most of the college expeirnce I suggest that you should get involved into clubs or sports that you really enjoy. This is a great way to meet new people and also belong. Also this helps you learn new things and how to manage your time well.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The town that it is located in is pretty small and stores close early

Michelle
Describe the students at your school.

Get in, get on with it, get it over with and get out.

Describe the students at your school.

Get in, get on with it, get it over with and get out.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't choose a college simply because of its academics or financial aid package. Choose a place that is challenging not only academically but in other ways as well: emotionally, spiritually, socially... College is going to be home for the majority of four years and should stimulate personal growth and act as a springboard for "the real world." Get to know the people you live with. Be involved in school activities whether it is attending athletic events, school sponsored concerts or plays, or any other community event. Don't wait for happiness to come to you. Go find it.

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