Equipping Christ-centered learners and leaders to invest in others and impact the world.

Since 1902, students have come to Northwestern to learn and develop as leaders through Christ-centered, academically excellent education.

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

All members of the UNW community—students, faculty, staff—profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our shared faith brings us together in a powerful way as we learn and grow together in Christ.

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History & Heritage

Learn how people like William Bell Riley, Billy Graham and Roger Youderian—great Christian leaders, thinkers and even martyrs—have shaped Northwestern.


Never be bored again. Two major cities, four seasons, dozens of lakes and hundreds of recreational and entertainment opportunities make the Twin Cities a great place to live and study. Discover and enjoy our beautiful campus on the shores of Lake Johanna.


Under the leadership of President Alan S. Cureton, Ph.D., Northwestern currently enrolls 3,000+ students in more than 70 areas of undergraduate study and six graduate degree programs.


Since its first broadcast in 1949, Northwestern Media, a ministry of University of Northwestern, has been a beacon of hope. Northwestern Media now runs 15 listener-supported Christian radio stations in eight Midwestern cities.

The best of campus

The next best thing to seeing it yourself is to explore Northwestern's lakeside campus through pictures. Take a few moments to view our photo gallery and you will see why so many people say Northwestern is "just beautiful."

Catch a glimpse of #UNWnation