In addition to a stunningly beautiful campus located on Lake Johanna—complete with a private beach and canoes to enjoy it—you can experience all of the above plus four seasons (we won't lie, it can get pretty cold here) and so much more!
Aerial view of Northwestern lakeside campus.

On and Off Campus—Something for Everyone

University of Northwestern is located in the heart of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a vibrant metropolitan area where you won't run out of things to do.
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    Beverly & John Lord Knight Performance Hall

    Northwestern recently unveiled the newly renovated lobby and performance hall in the Totino Fine Arts Center. The space previously known as Maranatha Hall, has been renamed to the Beverly & John Lord...

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    Billy Graham Community Life Commons

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    Berntsen Library

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    Nazareth Hall

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Explore the Twin Cities

At Northwestern, you get the best of both worlds. 

Take a canoe out on our very own Lake Johanna, play beach volleyball or drive just ten minutes into the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Twin Cities are a hub of arts, culture, ministry opportunities, food, sports and business.

What will you find in the Twin Cities?

  • Arts: Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theatre, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Ministry: Living Hope Ministries, Desiring God, Hospitality House
  • Food: Brasa, Bachelor Farmer, French Meadow Bakery and Cafe, Capital Grille, etc.
  • Sports: Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Business: 3M, Target Corporation, KPMG, United Health Group
  • A diverse group of students on Northwestern's campus green.

    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...

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    Nearby Hotels

    Hotel accommodations in proximity to University of Northwestern campus.

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    Explore the Twin Cities

    Northwestern is only a 10-minute drive to some of the world’s finest art, music, theatre, shopping, and dining. Whether you’re coming by bus, plane, train, taxi, or shuttle, you’ll discover...

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