University of Northwestern - St. Paul Reviews
Northwestern is a great school if you are looking to grow in your faith and study the Bible in depth. My ratings are due to the major I chose, so I am not saying don't go to this school. What I am saying is dont choose a ministry degree. A minor might be ok, but overall the ministry classes are essentially the same. You journal about your feelings 90% of the time. My advice is: even if you forsee yourself in full time ministry, it is better to get a degree in something else to give you actual skills. A degree in something such as nursing business or education will give you a valuable tool to use in ministry (and ability to enter certain countries that dont allow missionaries). It will also allow you to get a job if you decide you want one haha! A degree in ministry is not necessary to be a missionary AND it WILL NOT get you a decent job. Nomatter what they tell you. They really try to sell the ministry degrees but dont buy into it! For example, they say with a ministry degree you could work for a christian non-profit. Well guess what! Non-profits are a business that need people with skills such as accounting, HR, marketing, speaking 2 languages, having a teaching license, gaving a social work license, etc. Loving Jesus is not enough to get you a job in a Christian non-profit. They are looking for skills that will contribute to their mission....hope I convinced you not to buy into the ministry degrees. They are bogus Positives od the school in general: Teachers know you and want to help you (good for letters of recommendation) People are friendly and open Good dormlife experiences You really learn the Bibke and how to interpret it. Advice: get off campus and explore the twin cities! (Especially if you are from somewhere else and especially if from a small town or suburb) interact with people that are different from you. This is the best and most fun learning experience
I really loved my college experience. I believe I had professors that cared about my future and were diligent to prepare me for becoming the best professional I could be. My college made sure we had clinical time outside the college realm before we were in our program of study to ensure we wanted to continue to major in it and they gave me a very practical, hands-on education.
I thought the small class sizes where extremely beneficial. I ended up paying more than a state school but I believe the opportunities I had were extremely important for my own professional growth and wouldn't have been as readily available at larger schools. It was also a school with Christian principles. I benefited greatly from learning biology from a Christian prospective so that I was better prepared to present myself in a work environment.