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Reviews 163 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never really had to deal with it, but I heard good things about it?

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5 College Junior

Transportation: It's a simple Northwest Iowa town, you can walk anywhere and be satisfied, and you can drive anywhere and be satisfied, anywhere you go in town.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There have been some imperfections about Northwestern, but looking by those, I made some great friends there and I feel like I have learned a lot more than I already thought I would learn coming in. I learned that this school thrives on a couple of levels. One level being traditionalsim in the aspect of different events happening with different parts of campus, and the tradition of Northwestern being built on an academic bar level so perfectly, that you are pushed to learn things, but you get so much out of it as well. Another level this campus thrives on is its label as a christian college, and I think that campus ministry here is very great, but it's definitely not perfect, so please don't see Northwestern college as heaven on earth, because it's very much not and no school can be.

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College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life

3 College Junior

Nightlife: You make it how you want it I guess, there are usually no parties at Northwestern, no clubbing scenes... there are however some Northwestern dances which can be a big hit sometimes, or they can just be down right horrible.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I think that Northwestern's facilities are great, and a plus is that they are getting updated to meet student needs.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are many wonderful guys and girls among the campus. Many have so many well rounded qualities that is above average compared to many schools.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The level of varsity team performance is excellent, but not all campus attends and supports them. The facilities are wonderful, but with an average if not below school spirit.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Most students have a car on campus, there is a reasonable amount of parking spaces and are no more than 3 minutes walking time.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Students are not allowed to live off-campus unless they fall into few exceptions.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There are open and closed dorm hours among the dorms, which is where a large majority of students live. The restricted visitation hours are positive and negative. It allows for bonding among wing mates of the same gender, but also inhibits social relationships among others of the opposite gender when visitation is not allowed.

College Sophomore

Weather: The local weather does not really affect campus. Most faculty members live in town or close by, so in winter weather there are rarely cancelled classes. But the seasonal changes make more a beautiful rural campus.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Safety among the town is very safe. There are only a few area attractions such as the Tulip Time festival, and the community is very open to students. However there is not many activities on a regular basis for students to do off campus. Going to a nearby town is common.

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College Sophomore

Transportation: Northwestern is a very small campus and the farthest walk across campus is no more than 5-7 minutes, so any transportation besides walking is not really necessary.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The dutch community has a heavy influence on students as many students are in a pinch for money, so going out to eat off campus is not very common.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Faculty members and professors are very invested in their students and challenge students to push themselves to the best of their abilities. The workload is heavy and challenging, but they do it out of our best interests.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity is fairly homogenous, but the school is working hard to bring more students in to bring more diversity to the college.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I appreciate the lack of partying on and around campus and the many mutual moral beliefs. As I am getting older, nearing legal drinking age, it is something that will be more difficult to try and find a place to go for a social gathering.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Northwestern campus is extremely safe! There is no concern for crime or attacks or anything. The community is very close and trusting and there are very minimal safety concerns.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Which dorm you choose to live in depends on what you are looking for in your college experience. If you choose to live in one of the new dorms, there is not as much a emphasis on community and closeness between dorm-mates. If you are wanting a sense of tight community and closeness, then living in the older dorms is where you will find it.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process for applying for financial aid was complicated, but do not let that discourage away from applying for it.

4 College Junior

Facilities: This campus is very beautiful and the students take advantage of the opportunities this campus has to offer.

3 College Junior

Computers: Internet is alright, a few days a week I usually hear someone throwing a temper about how crappy the internet is.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I feel that there are students there that could have a supply of drugs, but I don't think drugs are a huge deal at all on this campus, in fact, it's a very clean campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: Depending on your major and classes that you take professors can be fantastic. I think that many brilliant teachers teach at Northwestern and I'm pretty sure every single one of them are insanely smart in there department. Make sure that you have an academic adviser that you are comfortable with, this is important and it's really awkward and stressful when you don't have an advisor you're comfortable with talking to.


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