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Don't just get a degree. Find your mission.

Developing leaders through Christ-centered, academically excellent education since 1902.

University of Northwestern (UNW) is a faith-based liberal arts university located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.


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Opportunities for every walk of life and at every point of education.

Whether you are a high school student, traditional undergraduate student, an adult or a graduate student, we have a supportive curriculum tailored for you.

Faith at Northwestern

Our identity comes from Christ. This means that our students benefit from education infused with prayer, worship, and a biblical worldview.

With over 100 student groups and activities, there is already a community waiting to welcome you!

Weekend events, over 30 clubs and organizations, intramurals, and local and global service opportunities are just some of the ways for you to find your niche in our community. Student Life creates opportunities for you to develop community and grow while you are a student at Northwestern.


Prepare for a variety of music-related careers or pursue your passion for music as a non-major.


Utilize sports as the conduit for spiritual, educational, social and athletic growth.


Enjoy strong academic training while meeting the concrete challenges of actualized productions in a Christian environment.


Find numerous ways to enhance your visual art understanding and appreciation through our galleries, groups and exhibits.


Discover a recreational, relational, educational, spiritual or vocational club created just for you.

Student Groups

Explore the many opportunities for you to engage and get involved at Northwestern.

Experience UNW's beautiful campus

We'd love to meet you and show you around. While we're one of the most beautiful college campuses in the Midwest, it's the people who set this place apart.

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Take the next step toward a Christ-centered, academically excellent education.

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