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About Us

University of Northwestern (UNW) is a Christ-centered liberal arts university located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Since 1902, students have come to Northwestern to learn and develop as leaders through Christ-centered, academically excellent education.
At a Glance
Get a quick glimpse of the basic facts about Northwestern, including our location, demographics, and financial aid.
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    University of Northwestern provides education that is grounded first and foremost in the truth of the Bible. We are motivated to glorify God in our learning and, therefore, consistently pursue...

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    Press Information

    Northwestern community provides helpful insights for education, college life, and faith.

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    History & Heritage

    Learn how we began in Minneapolis in 1902 as Northwestern Bible and Missionary Training School, with just seven students. Read about boom years and challenging years and meet some of the amazing...

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    University Leadership

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

    Northwestern is an accredited institution, which certifies that high academic standards are being met and recognized across the higher education industry. Accreditation also enables students to...

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    Mission and Vision

    Wondering about why we do what we do?

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    Our goal as an academic institution is to provide an education that is rigorous and biblical, preparing students to grow intellectually and spiritually, serve effectively in their professions, and...

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