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| My time at NWC was a wonderful 4 years, and I still miss it to an extent. I met many, many incredible people --students and professors-- who have changed my life. I was technically in the "Broadcasting" department, and the professor who was there (who had sadly moved on) was instrumental in helping me grow in the field. Spiritually, NWC is solid. While there are always the profs that drive you nuts in ANY college, most of the Bible Profs were open to the student's opinions, without allowing them to just say anything. |
The only problem people might have are in the rules. While nowhere near as legalistic and domineering and Pensacola College or Bob Jones; some will not care for the infamous "No Dancing" rule, the no smoking, drinking, and the somewhat lenient Cerfew for 1st Quarter Freshmen. Also, on another topic, the college board appears to be getting a little too big for their britches recently. They essentally fired a wildly popular School President recently, and they also just let go a few long-time workers in order to save money with the Janitoral and Services department, in a move that they didn't even research (the new people have a horrible track record). But those issues may not even be something that the average person may care about, but I thought it would be fair so that you'd get a full view of the school. Otherwise, I love NWC and have many, many good memories of the school.
|Aug 21 2001|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| The faculty are the best part of this college, followed closely by aesthetics.|
However, I give this caution. The administration doesn't (appear) to care about the students, and based of my experience they essentially ignored student feedback. This caused me significant frustration. The sports program lacks excitement (True story, on two occasions I was told to 'quiet down' by people in the student section so the opposing football team could get their play off. Apparently that is sportsmanship). Required chapels get really old, really quickly. In fact, so many students began "scanning and scramming" that the school started posting guards at all the possible escape routes. The food is healthy, high quality, required, and overpriced. The dorms are similar, comfortable, quality, required and overpriced. Except for Arden Hall (which I heard they finally demolished). The campus is unsafe. Because the general vibe is that of "well behaved students" security is lacking, and my hall alone had 7 reported robberies my senior year. The students vary from snobby to friendly and down to earth. However, I would say almost across the board, students involved with rez life tend to stay on the snobby/condesending side of things. And be careful, I know of multiple friends who "confessed" things in small group Bible studies who reported to 'the man'. And I am speaking from experience, I was involved with rez life :) Fun things to do though. Ask about the controversy. There is a flash drive floating around with all of Northwestern's dirt on it (and oh, how dirty it is). It is a recording of a meeting between the faculty and administration a few years back. In fact, if this flash drive was ever found, it would be destroyed and the student expelled. Exciting right? Once you are "of age" make jello shots and eat them with huge groups of people in the cafeteria. If you get caught, out you go. On weekends, get up to the tower (and not with the key). Yes, it is very possible, and yes you will get very in trouble. While you are at it have a movie night in the theater room! But no have no fear, you probably won't get caught, as I said before, security is... lacking...
|Sep 05 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2011 |
|Not so bright|
| I just graduated and I have to say that I'm glad to be done! |
Campus: Now that the construction is done, the campus does look a lot better than it used to be (with all the construction before). If you live the farest dorm (Arden Hall or Antioch), you will have to take the shuttle bus but you can still walk if you live on the Row. My only complaint about the campus is the ONLY one way to get in and get out. It can get quite busy when there's an event going on. The good thing is that you actually get to tour around the campus. Good environment. Be aware of winter time. You will get sick since it is a small campus.
Education: IMO, is very good. This is a Christian college, so you are going to take a lot of Bible courses which I'm not complaining at all about it. I'm thankful that they provide enough, but some of these courses are repetitive. They might appear in your major courses, so it gets a little annoying. Classroom can get a little cramp if you are stuck in the smaller room with a lot of students.
**Be careful about their theology**
STUDENTS: You will encounter some arrogant, ignorant, racist, and close-minded students but you will also encounter some of the nicest people too. There are a lot of goody-two shoes girls. Bible thumpers? Not so much. The second post of the first page mentioned that "if you don't vote for Republicans, then you are sinning." - THIS IS VERY TRUE. "Racism don't exist anymore" - Very true also. People will complain about diversity, multiculturalism, racism, and all that stuff and how they are "not important". Very clique. I see plenty of clique groups, mostly from freshmen (Not gonna lie). You would think that it ends there but it is only the beginning.
I would say that if you are into or are interested in multiculturalism, I am close to two staff that lead this program. They are very helpful and supportive. You will also find many non-white students who are supportive and are more likely to reach out to you if you are new, whether you are white or non-white. STAFF/FACULTY: All of the professors that I had are very supportive. I was in the Ministry department, so I had the best professors ever. They care about you, your faith, and your struggles. They want to get to know you, not just "come to my office when you need help". They will come to you if something isn't right. They told me that if I ever wanted to come and chat, they will love it. Very friendly, open, and again, supportive professors.
|Aug 24 2011|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2011 |